Tuesday, December 05, 2006

This Makes Mere Potholes Seem Trivial

I will never complain about a pothole again!

This is the Russian Federal highway, Moscow city to Yakutsk City.

The road doesn't have asphalt surface, though it is a vital Federal highway.

Everytime it rains, the traffic flow gets paralized; these shots were made a few days before the traffic jam of 600 cars got stuck there. Hunger and lack of the fuel followed, according to the witnesses. One woman gave birth to a child right in the public bus she was riding on.
Construction teams were afraid to appear on site because during their previous visit they were beaten by people who were stuck for a few days. People were breaking the locks on the trucks, in search of food and warm clothes.

Fuel, food, firearms and steel tow-line are the things that are needed most these days on this Federal highway

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good find, Woody. Does put things in perspective. C'mon, Putin, take care of your people!