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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ
    Think VM, ropes would catch fire. Surely you mean you use a metal chain ladder!!
    Never use metal chain ladders - those buggers are excellent heat conductors. My ropes have been treated with asbestos, they won't burn. Besides, I don't climb down, I absail.
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    Aha, asbestos, very safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    This is the Russian mentality in house-building Police and criminals. It's pointless to argue about fire safety.
    What kind of nonsense is that? Do you know what the second most important thing beside the door itself is? The hinges the bloody door bloody hangs on! You can install 10 doors but if the hinges are made of dog's poo the doors will simply be ripped off of the bloody things. First thing those who fear criminals would do is reinforce their hinges, they would not install 20 armour-plated security doors, I repeat they would not install 20 armour-plated security doors.
    I agree with you. However, that's what we REALLY have.
    Besides, the mentioned facts concerned only inner doors in the blocks (here was a note about possible snowfall or something).

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    If I was making up stories about my apartment I wouldn't be going through all of the hassels necessary for changing flats.
    So exactly what floor do you live on VM? Must not be very high or is your rope ladder long enough for 22 stories? As for the neighbors having regular fire drills I want you to send us a photo.My 25 year old soviet building has 606 flats which roughly estimates out to over 2000 people in residence. Maybe you can come visit me and teach us all how to do a fire drill! Bring beer and maybe a few of the neighbors will laugh instead of punch you in the face!
    As for my insanity, not only Americans but even Russians tell me I am insane for moving here.
    Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

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    A bit off topic - but when such a large proportion of people live in flats, what effect does it have on their personalities? In the UK, they have spent the last umpteen years demolishing flats because people don't like to live in them. Worries about lifts breaking down, vandalism, lack of play places for children, increased crime etc make them unpopular. So apart from city centres where the new flats are drawing in the young and rich, other tower blocks are falling under the steel ball.

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    Does it effect our personalities.... Look at me, need we say more?
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    Ah, how right you are. But then I wonder, are you a typical Russian male?

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