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Apartment Safety Lacking

The majority of new apartment construction in the Moscow region does not meet Western standards for safety, health and physical security, according to a report by RDI and LiLimitless, which analyzes the degree of modern security measures being deployed in the city and the region, Interfax reported.

Residents of high-end housing are the best protected, while owners of economy-class real estate, at best, can count on having a concierge in their foyer.

Nearly all high-end buyers can count on a fenced-in territory around their building, while only 60 percent of buildings in the economy-class range have this feature. Guards patrol the territory of all expensive properties, while only 10 percent of budget buildings have this service.

Video surveillance is also a standard feature of expensive buildings, while only 38 percent of economy-class residences have this.


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