Comments on: The On-Ground Ferry http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:08:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: 4 Wheel Drive Truck Pic | All Wheels Blog http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-3348816 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 02:49:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-3348816 [...] 4 wheel drive truck pic englishrussia.com [...]

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By: Abacus http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-1341173 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 19:53:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-1341173 Maybe Kremlonauts should sit back just once and think if it would be any good to leave another submarine or missile system to boss around with, unbuilt, and lay down some decent roads instead?

Actually, there’s no use of it – all funds and materials will be simply stolen before any of it will get to its destination.

Keep digging in the mud, fellas!

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By: Funicular Railway - Interesting Ship Of The Week http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-406534 Fri, 26 Dec 2008 12:35:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-406534 [...] we don’t have many details but the pictures tell most of the story. Visit EnglishRussia.com for the high resolution [...]

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By: Russian Trucks Can Also be Ferries | 6Autos.com http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-273746 Wed, 14 May 2008 23:15:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-273746 [...] + English Russia: The On-Ground Ferry (via Autoblog) Tags: 2008 ls 600h l, autobahn, body shapes, c1, cautious approach, flag model, gift purchases, holiday game, lp640, mercedes cls, military pilot, rear fascias, rear quarter windows, substantial changes, vegas strip, vortec Tagged as: 2008 ls 600h l, autobahn, body shapes, c1, cautious approach, flag model, gift purchases, holiday game, lp640, mercedes cls, military pilot, rear fascias, rear quarter windows, substantial changes, vegas strip, vortec [...]

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By: RU http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-230179 Sun, 02 Mar 2008 01:00:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-230179 You creazy? Above the Europe fly US military planes!!! Your government has broken to you a brain. We fairly sell oil and gas, and you steal it in Iraq. Open eyes, get from a mouth a hamburger and look back around! The world not such as you it accept Bush. It is necessary to be grow wiser…

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By: miner http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-230177 Sun, 02 Mar 2008 00:47:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-230177 In US there are no prostitutes? At all of you richly live? You were in Russia? It is necessary to know answers, instead of to think out them!!!

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By: binstream http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-225750 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:28:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-225750 Man, Russia is is the biggest country in the world in terms of territory. That’s the real problem for some far corners, especially taking into account that population density is very low in some regions.

However, there are good roads in western part of the country. There is a railroad system, which lets you go almost everywhere in well-populated parts of Russia. Government always spends a lot of money to keep all that infrasystem in usable state, but Russia is TOO BIG…

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By: znd http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-224536 Fri, 21 Dec 2007 01:23:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-224536 why not to fix the roads, thats just dumb !

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By: finngil http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-223626 Tue, 11 Dec 2007 02:55:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-223626 Wow its funny to read that conversation but just couldn’t notice that you were yourself from theran and your name cant even be pronounced…not really in the position to talk about pain that your country causes you with the terrorists and poverty and crazy men who kill women for pride which they do not have and are despised everywhere else in the world. So I get if a guy from Europe or US talks like that about Russia..but its a little bit embarrasing when you come from a third world country..

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By: free man http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-223337 Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:23:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-223337 you, russian, all suck putin’s gazprom tube.

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By: Natalia K http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-223092 Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:35:29 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-223092 Great way to handle insults on the forum, Mahmoud!! :)

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222918 Tue, 04 Dec 2007 15:55:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222918 I’m glad you enjoyed the comment.

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222814 Mon, 03 Dec 2007 02:02:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222814 Russia already tried the “western model”.

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By: Richard S. http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222751 Sun, 02 Dec 2007 10:33:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222751 If only all the roads were like this in Russia…

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=moscow&ie=UTF8&ll=55.576016,37.594239&spn=0.003269,0.010042&t=h&z=17&om=0

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By: Greg http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222715 Sun, 02 Dec 2007 00:05:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222715 Now those are some wild roads! Looks like they will need more then just 4-wheel drive, seems they would need a good winch too! But I think those lucky guys with Hummers should not need a winch. : )

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By: developer http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222711 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 21:35:55 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222711 It almost seems as if they’ve not made the connection between infrastructure development (specifically roads, bridges, power and water systems to support industry.) and a long-term plan for economic development.

Build a road that goes from one population center to another, and someone will come along and invest in a gas station, an auto-repair garage, a small store, etc., along that road (in most places, at least). Every small bit of commerce helps support a job/family, and returns revenue to the state in the form of income/sales/property taxes.

Site-selection consultants also look for reliable transport networks to get their product to market/s, as well as reliable power and water sources for their operations.

The Russian idea of economic development seems to revolve around using oil proceeds to build another flashy up-scale shopping center or gated community for the rich. They’re following the Saudi model, rather than a western model. If and when oil ever nosedives, the party’s over for all of them. It’ll be back to the desert and the village for another exercise in survival.

Meanwhile, the people in power will continue to ignore development, and media outlets in Russia certainly won’t report anything critical of the government, for fear of going to prison, being assassinated, or simply being beaten senseless by a gang of Nashi Russian youth. So, the average Russian won’t know just how hard they’re getting screwed over the long term.

What a vicious cycle they seem to be subjected to by their self-enriching “leaders.” Look at what the Russian government is doing and/or trying to do to “railroad” the people of Sochi who own property related to plans for the upcoming Olympics.

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By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222698 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 09:20:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222698 Please do not interrupt while Sergey and I trade the nice insults.

Yours in civility,
M. Ahmadinejad

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By: Bishop Brennan http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222685 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 02:40:10 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222685 Yes, it’s a Mazda 6.

You’d need a Land Rover Defender to get through that.

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By: Bishop Brennan http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222684 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 02:39:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222684 Would it kill the Russians to actually BUILD a proper road, instead of spending all their money into the sky?

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By: Boris http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222682 Sat, 01 Dec 2007 02:33:12 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222682 It still can be done with the enormous GDP (from oil).

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By: downhillski http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222676 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 23:51:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222676 is that really a mazda6, or are my eyes deceiving me?

you must really love the Mazda6 to drive one in that region, where it seems a 4wd is not just nice to have, but a neccssity!!

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By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222674 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 23:15:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222674 I have the “breaking news” for you, my friend–Russian women coming here to Middle East to provide “services” to us, so I don’t need to worry about the “hummer.”

Maybe if you had nice road, business would move in, jobs would be created, and your women would not have to “work” abroad.

Yours in successful infrastructure development,
Mahmoud A.

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By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222672 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 23:09:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222672 I can see that your shame for the sad condition of your country has made you feel pain, and you wish to lash out at others.

Come to Tehran, and I will arrange for the special “anger management” session for you, conducted by my friends in Revolutionary Guard Corps. Anything to help one of my Russian friends.

Yours in tranquility and serenity,
Mahmoud A.

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By: Lenich http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222655 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 19:12:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222655 It’s a federal road in Komi republic (north-west from Ural mountains).

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By: sergey_moscow http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222647 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:56:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222647 and also we walk with our bear`s and hear the balalayka song.

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By: Ari The Finn http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222645 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:55:00 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222645 Quoted from a previous post http://englishrussia.com/?p=1407

“These shots were made this summer, on the route of the regional significance that passes between the cities Syktyvkar, Ukhta and Pechora. It’s hard to say much about the condition of the rest of the road, but this especial part the passing by drivers call “the lacet”. And looking at these pictures it is getting clear, that there is nothing strange in such a name, taking into account, that it isn’t off-road driving. Of course there are a lot of paved roads too in Russia, and some are being severely reconstructed in order to improve the road system, but it’s a great pity that such roads still exist.”

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By: sergey http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222643 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:53:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222643 я думаю, что ты на своем хамере отсосешь не нагибаясь.i think that you`ll suck on your hummer from our drivers.

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By: vakeger http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222634 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:26:13 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222634 Where is this ? Yakutia ? Taimir?

I drove M55 across Amur region this summer but it did not look this bad.

According to the trees it must be further up in the north.

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By: fromukrainewithlove http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222623 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:50:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222623 you must also keep in mind that russia is VERY big, its difficult to control all districts and build roads etc.

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By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222620 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:57:30 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222620 If I am in the area in my Hummer I will give them a tow.

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By: forester http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222618 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:26:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222618 Very nice trees in the area.

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By: Wax_On_Whacks_Off http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222615 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 08:12:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222615 In Russia the road drives you!

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By: jellicoe http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222609 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:21:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222609 why don’t you just build some damn roads…put down some gravel or something!!!! teach a man to fish….

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By: Kremlin Gremlin http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222590 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:24:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222590 Putin drives out in his monster truck and gives them a pull. His monster truck is known by travelers as the “Pooty Puller.”

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By: RinkyDinky http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222589 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:17:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222589 ussian-Ray all-cay “a-ay oad-ray” e-thay ace-play ere-whay e-hay is-ray oing-gay o-tay ive-dray

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By: Dewes http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222587 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:10:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222587 A bigger truck comes and push the big truck!

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By: alecs http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222580 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 22:10:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222580 *“Russian calls “a road” the place where he is going to die”.

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By: talking beaver http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222577 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 21:59:09 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222577 There is Russian saying – “Russian calls “a road” the place where he is going to drive”.

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By: aleksey http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222575 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 21:45:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222575 same old… boring.

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By: renton http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222566 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 18:25:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222566 You seems not to read this blog and for sure you’ve never been to any slavian country. The fact that there are 2 cities near to each other DOESN’T mean that there is road (as a definition from west).
The other think that may happend, in the middle of nowhere you’ll find nice highway without access to national road system.

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By: Swede http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222564 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:37:18 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222564 This is just a rerun of the “Travel Ural 2007″ photoset from september.
http://englishrussia.com/?p=1407

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By: majkul http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222562 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 16:51:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222562 This is the road (M-51) connecting Nowheregrad and Worthlesspieceoflandgrad in the Amur region.

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By: Marvin http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222560 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 16:44:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222560 Looks like the big truck IS stuck.
It would be nice to know exactly where is road is from and to anybody ?

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By: Ari The Finn http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222558 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 16:39:25 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222558 please educate me. Where are these people going? Is this some isolated part of Russia, Ukraine or something? One should think surely enough there are paved roads from a town to another, excluding small villages way out in the sticks.

Who wants to go with a regular car on roads like in these pics? Honestly, I am puzzled.

Another note: While the road are in a bad condition already, using ground-ferries will make them even worse, hence the need to do something on a government level…?!

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By: anthra Kx http://englishrussia.com/2007/11/29/the-on-ground-ferry/#comment-222556 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:59:20 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=1668#comment-222556 what happens when the big truck gets stuck?

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