The Most Expensive Road in the World

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Esquire magazine has ventured to reckon up how many centimetres of black caviar, fois gras and chopped Louis Vuitton handbags it is going to make if the Olympic road Adler-Krasnaya Polyana (nearby Sochi, 227 billion roubles for 48 kilometres or 140 million dollars for 1 kilometre or $140,000 for 1 meter) has been built of these very materials.

Oysters – 6.37 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard price for oysters in Moscow (120 roubles/4 USD a piece)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Black caviar – 1.1 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard producer’s price for a can (30 grammes) of black caviar (1290 roubles/43 USD)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Chopped Louis Vuitton handbags – 9 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard price for a Louis Vuitton Knightsbridge handbad (1090 euros a piece)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Fois gras – 21.9 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard price set by French supermarket Carrefour (69 euros for a kilo)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

US dollars – 0.028 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer were used 100 hundred dollars bills (thickness of each bill is 0,014 centimetres)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Fur coats – 4.7 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard price for a 90 centimetres long fur coat in Moscow (150 000 roubles/5 000 USD)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Truffles – 6 centimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard price for a kilo of black truffles (1300 USD)

The Most Expensive Road in the World

Hennessy cognac – 13.85 cemtimetres

In computing the thickness of the layer was used a standard price for a one litre bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P. cognac (3400 roubles/113 USD)

Photos and story via webpark

17 thoughts on “The Most Expensive Road in the World”

  1. Yes, it’s hard to make sense here, but the point is that the road costs way too much – 227 billion roubles (that’s $140,000 per meter).

    Consequently, if we could take this money and spend it on caviar/louis vuitton bags, then we would make a road of exact length (48 km)
    out of these very materials, and it would be 1.1 cm high for caviar, 9 cm high for bags, etc.

    This is done to show the magnitude of corruption when Russians build olympic objects.

    • thanks, now i got it )))
      Such a waste of money!!! Sure the road will cost only a fraction of the whole sum and the rest of money will go to somebody’s pocket. Sad.

  2. $140M/km of road; in northern BC we only allow $20M/km to rebuild an existing road from 2 lanes to 4 INCLUDING bridge rebuilding. In southern Ont, $150k/lane/km, double when going through raw land.

  3. 227 billion rouble for 48 kilometer? Hmmmm….one for the president, one for the minister, one for the mayor, one for Ivan, one for Dasha….oh no, we don’t have any money left, sorry no road building!

  4. Don’t forget the amount of fine herb it took to think of this story idea,hehe.

    $100can an Oz or 5 bucks a Bat,lol.

    Keep up the good job,I love English-Russia.com.Peace

  5. Actually this road not so easy to build.
    Builders have to build 35km of bridges, 26km of tunnels and railroad. (the thing will be in mountains, remember?)

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