The difference between dachas in the USSR and in Europe

The difference between dachas in the USSR and in Europe

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In order to partially solve the food issue, Soviet citizens were given out-of-town land plots, the size of which was on average six hundred square meters (a hundred square meters among the people). It was assumed that just this much land is enough to grow the required amount of fruit, berry and vegetable products to feed a family of four.

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In Europe, the size of the plots is even smaller – an average of 3 acres. The dimensions of the house and the reservoir, the distance from the trees to the boundaries of the site – everything is strictly regulated and cannot exceed the established dimensions, and any construction work must be coordinated with the dacha partnership to which the site belongs. Violation of numerous rules is punishable by rather large fines – up to and including expulsion from the partnership.

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