Travel in Russia: Are you a Spy? and Other Thoughts… (Part 2)

Part 1 is here…

As I looked at the huge factories and warehouses being built, I thought about how all this is hidden from the western world and how much of the western world is moving itself silently to Russia and other parts of the world. Then it hit me – The west has taxed itself to death and when you see companies like Amazon, Bosch, Kraft and Tyson building warehouses and they have hundreds of trucks lined up at the docks filling and dropping off stock. Then you realize what is going on. I am seeing it first hand and it is amazing…

So we continue on down the road and stop to fill up the propane tank on the car. The cheapest was 13.8 rubles per liter. That equates to 3.785 liters per gallon and that means it costs: 52.33 rubles per gallon and that means approximately $1.70 per gallon for fuel. The cheapest benzine was 23.8 rubles. That equates to around $2.90 a gallon for benzine or as you call it gasoline. We can travel at these prices and they have not changed much in years…

combine agriculture john deereFarming has also grown into a huge industry in Russia. Pig farms are prevalent and chicken farms are more prevalent. Fields of grain are everywhere, as so are fields of corn, sugar beets and soybeans. Farming has become big time and a perfect necessity in Russia. As I said in part 1 – John Deere is huge in Russia and growing like a weed. Those green Deere’s are all over the fields now in Russia…

We are still driving as I realize that Orthodox churches are being rebuilt all over the place. New roofs and new bells. This Easter was ideal for seeing the huge followings of people that love the Orthodox church. The cemeteries were just the most amazing colors from all the flowers and people everywhere were dressed in their Sunday best clothes. It was truly a step back in time to see people who respect the church and follow the dress codes that are appropriate. The Orthodox church is a strong part of society here in Russia…

I still muttered to myself about being considered a spy or such and was amazed at the fact that as I stated in Part 1, that the FSB was called to check me out…

Then I realized that we had reached our last big village that we buy food at, before we travel on the goat trails to our little village. The people in the grocery store were so happy to see us back and they always talk to Sveta about (me) the American…

Part 2 is done and Part 3 tomorrow… (Part 1 is here)

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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