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    Last year a new home for the old-aged was opened in the Moscow suburb of Lublino.

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    Background: Last year a new home for the old-aged was opened in the Moscow suburb of Lublino. It was built in accordance with a special design.

    The 410 people living there have two four-storey buildings connected by a gallery at their disposal.

    Each person can choose whether to live alone or share a room.

    This is not a usual home for the old-aged, but more like a sanatoria. There are dentists and eye doctors, as well as ex-ray, functional diagnostics, and occupational therapy rooms, as well as premises for physical exercises. 7 doctors cared daily for the patients, not to mention the specialists. The staff of the home numbers almost 200.

    The house has a hall seating 400, a reading room with 25,000 books and dining room for 145 persons.

    All expenses are paid by the state. Those who received pensions before moving to the home are entitled to keep 25 percent as pocket-money.

    The old-aged are full of praise for their home. Recently the design of the home was recommended for adoption for all such homes. The construction of several his been begun in some of Moscow's park districts.

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