Old Traffic – New Traffic in Moscow, Soviet Union/Russia…

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Old Time Moscow Traffic…

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What you experience as you drive now in Moscow…

The above pictures are a perfect example of what was and what is…

Driving Moscow at anytime (Except 4am possibly?), will have you looking at traffic like this (Second picture!). Sveta and I will actually have to plan an all day excursion, if we are trying to purchase anything in and around Moscow. We have taken up buying over the internet instead of trying to go shopping, for major purchases…

We are blessed and have a Globus within walking distance, but Globus does not have appliances. furniture and such. So we either take a 8 hour trip and try to look at a store with great prices on appliances, or we stay in the comfort of our home and get a even greater internet deal…

It is not like these are narrow roads and have no ability to carry traffic. Look closely – These are 10 lanes wide and slam packed full of cars. Why Sveta and I have sat for 3 to 4 hours to transverse the distance to a business just 10 kilometers away and we still had to get home, after spending 3 to 4 hours to get there. It really is a helpless feeling and we have found that sometimes, it is best just to pull over and eat a meal. Just simply wait until hours have passed and hope that the traffic eases up…

In fact it is best just to shop by the internet and be happy that we can do that. We just bought a new washing machine and did it all over the internet and to top it all off, we got thousands of rubles off of the price for using the internet…

Think about this: In the Soviet era they did not even begin to see how much traffic there could be. But they even built a 10 lane road. That 10 lanes is not enough and I would say that even 16 lanes would not fulfill the duty that is needed to flow traffic in this city…

I found it interesting about this situation and I am always collecting data from the Soviet Union times. Then I compare that data to nowadays. I know kinda stupid, but hey it is what I do as I travel this great country that we call Russia…

That reminds me, time to get ready for the village as soon as spring swings into full bloom…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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