I found a rather interesting site that calls itself a "virtual museum" dedicated to communal aspects of Russian life, in Soviet times and continuing into the present.
Some of the articles give a sense of nostalgia, while others portray a present reality.
The texts have a choice between Russian and English. You can view photos and videos, take a look at original documents related to communal life, read essays on various aspects of life, and more.
The site is very well-organized and user-friendly! Check it out.