16 The Timeless Russian Problem: Bad Roads

The Timeless Russian Problem: Bad Roads

Posted on April 4, 2011 by team


A new road was built in Skolkovo about a year ago, it cost 1 billion rubles (about 37 million dollars). Now this road is in very bad condition and this situation provoked a big scandal. And this example is not the only one of such kind.


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This road in the Bolshaya Pochtovaya street was being repaired for about 3 years.

And for these long 3 years people could not easily get home, because everything was dug over.

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16 Responses to “The Timeless Russian Problem: Bad Roads”

  1. Mitch says:

    This could be any road, any town/city in Russia. If the companies made good roads, they would not make money repairing them every year. This scandal is as old as the country itself and still nobody does anything apart from reward the builders with new work contract.

    Mafia.

    • seph says:

      That is what you get from using brick/cement to using asphalt. Our roads here in Canada require maintenance every few years as well due to heavy damage from weather and large vehicles.

  2. YJ says:

    Concrete slab roads lasts 4 times more compare to asphalt, but you don’t see a lot of those in Russia. Or don’t build roads, everyone just drive off road gas guzzler.

  3. Halbot says:

    Same in Slovakia

  4. testicules says:

    I think Mexico has better roads

  5. George Johnson says:

    You have to prep the road bed before you lay down the asphalt. If you don’t prep it, it’s just not going to last long.

  6. CHARLES says:

    ha ha ha ha , you’d think you’re in Montreal Canada

  7. OLUT says:

    In my adopted home town, every time it snows, the roads start growing tyre-sized craters. It’s warmer here than Moscow, so in Moscow there is no excuse for them to build such a poor street. All roads will get holes when it snows and thaws, but they should not be so bad, so fast.

  8. Freddy Freire says:

    Se parecen a las calles y avenidas de mi ciudad, Quito.
    Lástima que en un país del primer mundo también existan autoridades incompetentes…

    Acá, el burgomaestre es un inepto, y su consorte de gamberros tampoco sirven de mucho.

    Pero, ya han de pagar su incompetencia.

    Saludos desde otro paisaje lunar.

    • Bing says:

      and they seem to the streets and avenues in my city, Quito.
      Too bad that in a first world country there are also authorities incompetentes…

      Here, the burgomaster is an inept, and his consort of hooligans do not serve as much.

      But they have already paid their incompetence.

      Greetings from another moonscape.

      • Bing says:

        Oops…

        They resemble the streets and avenues in my city, Quito.
        Too bad that in a first world country there are also authorities incompetentes…

        Here, the burgomaster is an inept, and his consort of hooligans do not serve as much.

        But they have already paid their incompetence.

        Greetings from another moonscape.

  9. Mats E.E. says:

    Heh looks like Norwegian roads. We are known for the bad roads

  10. Musa says:

    Some roads in Arizona are still dirt and become rushing rivers when ever it rains. Then they become all kinds of bad to try to drive on.

  11. Adolfo Camara says:

    Also reminds me of home, in Mexico. Minus the snow, of course.

  12. Tobbe says:

    Loosk just like gothenburg :)

  13. Eric says:

    Those pot holes reminds me of where I used to live in Montreal, Canada.

    They keeps repairing them every springs but they come back every years…

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