Last Friday I had a chance to visit this place again after around 15 years. Many things have changed... and many have not.
There is electricity now - I was told that this is a 3-4 year old development. Although being situated around 2 kilometers from Estonia's biggest power station and regardless the fact this land was mostly allocated to workers of that station, they weren't connected to the grid for several decades.
There're street names and house numbers now. Datchas (summerhouses is Russian) were something like anonymous getaways during the Soviet time. One could safely answer to the question "Were is he?" with "Na datche" (at the summerhouse) - and that's it. There are hundreds of houses and many areas like these. Nobody could locate you there.
There's no trash. I really didn't notice it until we saw a man with trash bags walking to the big trashcan for the village. It struck me as quite unusual practice :)
Other than that, everybody is still telling their wives they're going fishing and then drinking samogon (home-made vodka) instead. The houses are still built from anything that's handy but what's handy now is much different from what was 15 years ago too. The plots are still amazingly small, fences are pointless - the space is almost communal, there's no privacy whatsoever.
Weird and wonderful experience.