Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: Stepnogorsk, well, I think it's gone downhill. The city used to be the pearl of Kazakhstan. There were three massive enterprises here that ensured an in-flow of budgetary funds for the city, and money was spent, among other things, on maintaining the city and its infrastructure. When the USSR collapsed, the government of Kazakhstan... The city lost its importance. And due to that, of course, there was less money for the municipal budget, and funding for city amenities plummeted. Back then there was a lot of housing construction going on, a lot of daycare centers and kindergartens were being built, and stores, whereas now you just don't see that kind of thing anymore. There hasn't been any new housing in a long time, many houses and apartment buildings were abandoned before completion, people have left Stepnogorsk, and their apartments, you know, have been robbed, the window frames have been taken, the plumbing has been stripped out. In a word, the buildings are falling apart. And approximately... approximately one-fifth of the city now consists of empty housing that is in woeful condition.