There’s been some construction work going on around the dacha this past year (2003). The more or less official word is that it’s going to be turned into a boutique hotel. If that actually happens, it would bring an end to years of limbo. I’d heard rumors it was going to be a recreational spot for sailors, had been bought by an oil company, now belonged to mayor Matvienko, and so on. It had been, though, turned into a unusual and uncomfortable communal apartment after WWII.