Life in Cuba With Russian Elevators That Don't Work: Walking Up to the 14th Floor For 7 Months
A couple of days ago we held a small celebration with friends, in honor of the completion of the installation of new elevators. The party was well deserved because for more than seven months we had to climb up to our fourteenth floor via the stairs. We let everyone know by phone that there would be merrymaking until late and everyone brought something to contribute to the fun. It was a shame that they arrived so tired and with an expression on their faces of having been cheated, because the brand new, recently installed Russian elevators announced with the flashing of their red lights that they were broken.
~Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez