Just another day for us in Russia… (Another Ticket)

I am amazed at the people that do not understand that I live, walk, breath, ride bikes, drive and get irritated in everyday life in Russia. So many so called Russian journalists and so called Russian experts, have never rubbed shoulders daily with Russians. In fact many of them never leave their high rises and or limousine as they get around from expat place to expat place…

Well I got another ticket…

First ticket was many years ago and I did not wear my seat belt…
Second ticket was for speeding…

Now I got a ticket (First image in gallery) for crossing a road with a red walk light…

Yes I am a criminal and most likely will always be a criminal for these type of offenses. I just hate being told what to do all the time and I kinda rebel at times and speed, walk illegally and get grouchy in general with everyone…

But I am not a hooligan… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just a three time offense criminal…


Svetochka and I rode about 33 kilometers yesterday and maybe twenty the day before. We are starting to get ready to take a long bike trip. Our bikes are about ready. We have lights, tools and even spare tires and patches…

We even have a set of saddlebags for my bike to carry our long distance stuff…

First though we need to go to the Tiny Russian Village and make a list of what to do there…

Sveta and I love to travel along the water supply path that starts way up north of Moscow and runs into Moscow itself. This is one of the several huge water supply canals/pipes and or combination of the two. It is well guarded and heavily fenced. But the road that runs next to it is nice and people from all over love to ride bikes on it….interesting tidbit; yesterday we evidently rode near a special area of dachas that Stalin used during his era. You could see that it was still well secured and guarded…


I included a snapshot of my ticket…

It is strange when I read stuff in the media from so called Russian experts and nothing that they write is true. But then it is hard to write truth, when you write from an ivory tower downtown Moscow and get paid big bucks to do it and lie about what you see and hear in Moscow…

Oh and if I was rich, I would take the ticket and get it overturned. I know Russian law and how they trapped me and Sveta would not fly in a Russian court. But the ticket is 800 rubles, but if I would pay it within twenty days, it will be 400 rubles ๐Ÿ™‚ and if I had slipped them some sneaky money with my passport, it would have been about 100 rubles…

Next thing, Svetochka did not get a ticket….she did not have her ID and so she got off scot-free, as did anyone with no ID and or paid a few bucks. One guy was run down on his bike and he slipped a few rubles to the officer. One old guy (older than me) had his ID wrapped with one hundred rubles. These are rare bad cops in out town and I suspect soon they will be getting in trouble after they try their crap with the wrong Russian with friends…

I was use to paying a bribe in America, either that or spend the night in a local jail to see the local magistrate, but in Russia I will not, it can get me kicked (deported) out of the country and I will take the ticket thank you….bribery is serious stuff around here and that is why I say, “Their day is coming!”

Therefore, I was not a happy camper to say the least. I am never happy being caught being a bad bear…

It is much more fun being a bad bear and not getting caught…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russiaโ€ฆ

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