Re: [MV] Russian T-72 / Highways

From: Walter Keller (
Date: Sat Feb 08 2003 - 07:55:14 PST

Living in the New Orleans area any road is better. Just Kidding :-)
Thanks for the info
Walter Keller wrote:
> I'm not taking any sides here but I can say this. As of 4 months ago; Roads
> and highways around Moscow were equivalent to most comparable roads I've
> experienced around the U.S. And, way out in the middle of Siberia I
> experienced excellent highways while travelling between a number of large and
> small towns. I also experienced the "aggragate surface" which was smooth but
> slightly more noisy than our roads. 60 Km limit is strictly enforced and I
> didn't notice any wooden bridges (they may have been grade level and
> therefore not noteworthy) but I'll say this, I noticed a lack of
> "whooptedoos"[?] while entering and leaving said bridges as is so common in
> the U.S. I paid attention to all of this because I was accutely aware of the
> approaching FROZEN season. Also on the subject of wooden bridges, I noticed
> that Russia is very proud of their masonry structures and cast and wrought
> iron. Considering the size of Siberia, even though highways are sparce,
> they're loooooong. And I wonder if their highways have ever actually been
> measured...
> I love America but I have to put in a plug for the Russian people; they are
> friendly and visiting there is actually a pleasure. If it didn't take so long
> to get there I'd be planning the next trip!
> MV content; Military (WWII) memorials everywhere, sometimes in gigantic
> scale (an plant in Novokuznetsk had a memorial including a vintage tank which
> must have been 5 stories high and 80 yards long!) Also parks with wheels,
> tracks, fixedwing, choppers, jets and rocket power, a nuke missle near the
> Marriot in the Olympic area and current and surplussed military vehicles on
> the roads everywhere. People have radio shelters in their yards. I didn't
> think twice about Russian trucks before but now.... I'll put it this way,
> aside from Normandy etc you'll never get me to visit the french when I could
> go check out excellent Russian Women and GAZ, UAZ, ZILL KAMAZ and many more
> types for a lot less money!
> Wes Gladhart KD5PCP
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> WC-52 Converto-(dump)
> CJ-3 DJ-3 W/O P/U CJ-7
> '70 240Z, '48 case VAC
> "80 J-10, '96 Z-71 etc
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