Russian Toilets

Now we know why Communism failed. — John

Clarissa's Blog

Everybody is shocked by the pictures of shared toilets for the Olympics in Sochi that are making the rounds. Putin’s government has reacted to the international outrage by issuing really funny disclaimers.

However, these toilets are well in keeping with an old Soviet tradition of not using separate stalls in toilets. This is a toilet in one of the Russian cities that is also used by athletes at the local gym:

russian toilets


And this is from an opera theater in Vladivostok:

russ toilets


People should be grateful that there are actual commodes and not just a hole in the ground, which is what we were using at my high school (and all other schools).

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