Local edition published an interview with a woman and a few photographs of her everyday life. After the material began to disperse in regional and federal publications, the topic came to the attention of the Investigative Committee. He ordered “to report on the circumstances of possible violations of the rights of a pensioner from Omsk.”
In an interview, 64-year-old Svetlana Chernova said that she has been living in a barrel since the age of 29. In her youth, she worked as a crane operator at a factory, she was supposed to be given housing.
“When the factory was a military man, he built and resettled houses,” the woman said. – Previously, officers lived in barrels. When a house was built for them, they moved. Then the civilians were invited to work. Including I came. I was told: if you move into a barrel as a temporary housing, then they will give you an apartment faster. I had to get a one-room apartment. “
After the closure of the plant, the woman did not manage to get an apartment, while she was registered at the factory – now a private enterprise is located at this address. There was no electricity in the barrel after the “elevator service” was installed in the next house, and Svetlana goes to the water pump 500 meters from the barrel to get water. It is heated by a stove – in winter, firewood must be thrown up every three hours, including at night. In summer, the metal instantly heats up, and it is impossible to be inside.
Last fall, Chernov went to the clinic, the test for coronavirus was positive. The woman was admitted to a hospital, and then for some reason was sent to a hospice. While she was there, a gas boiler was stolen from the barrel, which the woman bought on credit shortly before the infection. With a pension of 14 thousand rubles for the boiler, she gives 12 thousand monthly. The woman does not want to go to the hospice. Dreams of a plot with a small house.