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During the rise of the USSR, Krasnoslobodsk experimented a sudden population growth. People's inmigration from the most isolated parts of the union to the cities was a constant during the 20th century. Because of this, the goverment had to plan and build new suburbs as fast and inexpensively as possible. We saw the first and oldest "extension" in the previous update, but there's more.


The first phase of the extension was proven very "inefficient". Krasnoslobodsk city planner thought that residents would enjoy some space to meet and take a walk. This required to provide some maintenance to the gardens and paths inside, but it never was provided. Furthermore, the more the people met; the more dissidents there were. It was better for the state to keep them isolated at home listening to the state radio.


The Goverment felt specially proud of the public transport system, heavily based in the rail transport. Trains were OK when they were purchased, during the 50s; but now they're old, rusty, unefficient, noisy and impossible to be ridden by the handicapped. The stations fall to pieces this day and the rail maintenance is nearly nonexistant.


The extension continued for one decade more, and plans "improved". Space wasn't wasted anymore with "inproductive" open areas and blocks were placed in the most compact way. Years later, Krasnoslobodsk opened its first metro line and, due to lack of funding; it had to be laid in trench. Because of this, the neighbourhood was torn in two by the Metro tracks.

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Awesome! I really like this soviet theme, you handle it very well! Last pic is my favourite, NOBs Sunken Tram fits there very well!

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The sunken GLR fits the last picture very well, as usual, the pictures (and of course, your captions) are fantastic! 

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@MCjohnstown: Thanks for noticing! Mistakes like this are the ones that demonstrate I'm not a native English speaker... Corrected.

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Fantastic update as always my friend. Your eye for grim detail is superb! Agree with other comments about the sunken rail, it's perfect!

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Great, I like it. Specially the Sunken GLR, that photo is great.
Magnifico, me gusta. Especialmente el tren ligero, esa fotografia es genial.

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I see enemies of the state in the first picture! Quick Arrest them! :P
Once again Tek, amazing work and everything ties neatly together (expect is it just me or are there a LOT of taxis near that station?)

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 Awesome update. The commentary makes it amusing. The sunken rail tracks look good. Is there any way to get from one side to the other

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