Indigenous inhabitants of the center of the capital to actively squeeze beyond the Garden Ring
Posted on Mar 10, 2013
The Moscow City Council held a meeting on “Settling” emergency “houses in the center: how to stop the tyranny.” It was the citys recently adopted law “On ensuring the rights of citizens in the relocation of the houses” in which officials are free to move out in any area of the city center residents whose homes are on the court found in an emergency. This legal nuance became a constant source of concern for the residents of the Central Administrative District, “Novye Izvestiya”.
After all the real estate in the area, the price is prohibitive – a tasty morsel for a variety of commercial enterprises. In order to open an office in a prestigious area, they are ready for everything, including a fake expert report on the accident polunasilstvennoe homes and eviction of tenants in high-rise buildings in the suburbs.
At the meeting of MPs spoke of the need for amending the city law, the granting Muscovites possible independent expertise on accident at home. However, no policy decisions at the meeting were adopted. Residents of the center are under threat of eviction. “By law, if a tenant in the center should provide apartments in the same district – said the lawyer Catherine Kutuzov. – Except when the house found in an emergency, and the building is located in the municipality. In this situation, the officials have the right to relocate the residents in any area of Moscow – at least in Marino, at least in Butovo, at least in Zelenograd. ”
Not wanting to leave the area, which was their whole life and move to the suburbs sleeping areas, residents of the center provide various community organizations to fight for their rights. The first of this series was the movement, “Leave us alone”. “For some time now I feel like an Indian tepee under which the white people nashil oil – recognized the movements coordinator Dennis Litoshik. – Property prices in the Central District is 30-50% higher than in any other district of the capital. A free space for new construction for all applicants is not enough. much easier to evict the poor, who are just taking up space. ”
The house in which he lives Litoshik, old, according to the results of examination he was found alert. Depreciation of the building, according to city officials, was 62%. And in conclusion says that rotted wooden floors, while they are concrete. This alerted the inhabitants of the house. They ordered an independent examination, which showed – the house is worn by 27%. The logic of capital officials clear. Once the home wear is 65%, building on STATE automatically goes into the category of “emergency.” After settling home investors take money for repairs, but instead it is cosmetic. The difference, of course, cabbage. Next, remove the bar from the house of “emergency” and quietly sell apartments at prices much higher than the house was worth before.
The tricky point is that the residents themselves, in most cases can not order an independent examination of damaged houses. After all, the price is in the range of 4-5 thousand dollars.
Experts believe that this mechanism brings fabulous profits. “Expulsion of people from the center – an incredibly profitable business – said economist Mikhail Delyagin. – This is a unique opportunity for the investor to receive non-emergency home to nothing. Now in Moscow is the so-called” wave of enclosures. “This term means that the rich forcibly evicting the poor with delicious pieces of land for future profit. Currently, the cost of housing in Moscow is from 8 to 15 thousand dollars per square. meter plus money for alleged “restoration”, which assumes that investors. ”
You can find dozens of such machinations. Back in June, residents of the house at 42 Grand Georgian Street noticed a suspicious noise, handed out for several nights under their windows. As it turned out from under the house was a massive removal of soil. When people tried to look at the state of the basement, they found a locked door firmly. The police, was of concern to people who broke down the door and found a large-scale destruction of just under nine-storey house. However, procedures for sealing the doors did not save a basement from the invasion of the workers. Night raids are still going on, every night, say “Novye Izvestia”.
However, poor Muscovites and can soon be pulled from the center. Live within the Garden Ring can afford only very wealthy people. “Recently live near impossible – complains living in Vspolny Lane student Eugenia Osipova. – Five years ago, not far from our house, there were two shops – one on the Garden Ring, and the other – in Spiridonovka. Now the site of the first boutique where I was even at the threshold are not allowed on the second – an Italian restaurant. ” The nearest grocery store for half an hour on foot. But there otovaritsya can not afford not everyone – all of the products for at least 5-10% more expensive than in the suburbs.
A similar situation exists in other areas of central Moscow. For instance, near the metro “Sukharevskaya” there are many small shops, but their range is actually limited to beer and chewing gum. Find kefir in this area can only be a real ranger, says the newspaper.
“Right now, buyers of apartments in the center can be divided into three main groups: the Russian and foreign businessmen, show business and government officials – the head Oleg irn.ru Repchenko. – The process of displacement of the center of the poor and the middle class continues. However, in Compared with 90-years it occurs much more slowly, as now, most resettled communal apartments. ”
Stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the existence of problems but city officials. “The prefect has repeatedly said that the district has been and will be living – spokesman Sergei Prefecture TSAO Berkovich. – We are doing our best to solve the problems with the living conditions in the center. Yes, in most stores County prices are higher than in whole of Moscow. But running the program to open a network of social convenience stores. Currently there are more than two hundred, and by the end of next year is scheduled to open for another hundred. prices by about 35 items of goods included in the basket, there are lower by about srednegorodskih 10-15%. Shopping in these stores will be able to all categories of people, not just recipients. addition, the center has weekend fairs, where the price is also lower than the citywide by 15%. So to say that the CAO is adapted for life of the rich , you can not. ”