English translation: management of housing and communal services
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11:37 Nov 4, 2007
Russian to English translations [PRO] Economics / residency registration
Russian term or phrase:жилищно-эксплуатационное управление
Thanks for your help. After long deliberation I decided to go for the 'managing office' version as most apropriate for the situation. Thanks once again for all the comments, most appreciated. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: You'll hardly find an equivalent to "ЖЭУ" in an English-speaking country. The concept belongs to the Socialist world. Hence all the hits to "Dept of housing and communal services" are from the former USSR. However, (1) there are about 1200 of such hits and (2) the phrase is grammatical and leaves no confusion as to its meaning.
Alexander Demyanov Local time: 15:35 Works in field Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in category: 31