These men did not arrive in company uniforms or have a truck or a pneumatic drill. They just had a few shovels, a steel pick and an old cutting machine. They arrived suddenly and left suddenly, like leaves on the wind.
Three weeks have now past and all we have outside is the holy land but it ain't 'holy' in the biblical sense, more like a giant road mole has eaten the road for breakfast. I don't have any explanation for this action. Why should I care? I don't own the land! I care because it looks a total mess. What annoys me the most is I don't understand why this has been done? I read somewhere once, that all land in Moscow is owned by the state. If this is this case, then it's the cities responsibility to fix old and damaged yards at the back of all flats. Perhaps their solution is to hire the cheapest possible workers and get the whole city done on the cheap? In the United Kingdom, all road works are repaired by city contractors, all yard work is paid for by all the flat owners and done by professional workers. I have noticed this road carnage at other flats in my area in Moscow.
I was once told if you try to understand Russian logic and Russian methods, you will go mad and will need a psychiatrist. Perhaps the best thing is to look away and don't try to underhand? I'll continue to live in the holy land, analyze life and watch and wait and see what happens, who knows dear reader, I may end up at a psychiatrists chair before I know it or before I leave Russia? See holy land photos here.
Note for any non native speakers. The holy land is a play on words. Holy meaning sacred or religious, holy also meaning full of holes. English humor or an attempt at humor!