Evictions of dormitory tenants in Saint Petersburg: background, current status and prospects. City Mayor orders tenants to be arrested On October, 4, the tenants of a former construction workers dormitory located in Ilyushina, 15, Street of Saint Petersburg, who have gradually been evicted from their house for ten years by now, decided to remind the authorities and public of their plight.
The tenants of Saint Petersburg’s dormitories have voiced their protest against evictions. On November, 8, supported by the Center of Workers Solidarity and trade union and human rights activists, about fifty tenants of residential houses that used to be earlier the dormitories owned by Soviet state run enterprises have staged a picket in front of the local City Government Housing Committee office. They protested the continuous attempts made by the new property owners, who privatized the former dormitories in the 1990 ies, to evict the tenants from their housing.