Roads in Russia (photos)
These news are ~1 week old, and the situation have probably changed, but still I would like to post them here.
There were heavy rains in the Yakutsk district of Russia, and the only road to the center of the district - the interstate "Lena" became, how russians now say, just a direction.
This is not the worst part of the road. On the worst part you cannot hold the camera in your hands. In the worst part there is a traffic jam of 300 trucks and even more ordinary cars.
The people are hungry, the gas is running out, one woman even gave birth to a child in a bus. The road workers don't show up, as if they do, they are beaten by the drivers cruelly. Earlier the stuck people were eating mushrooms, and now the temperature felt down, so there are no more food in the woods. People started to open the containers of the trucks in order to find something to eat or put on themselves to fight the cold. The most expensive thing there now is the gas, food, guns and wire rope.
The situation on the road already made an impact on the food market in Yakutsk, as the stuck trucks cannot bring the products, thought for the Central Yakutia. The prices for the vegetables are beating all the records, and as it always is, the price fever for some unexplainable reason concentrates on a particular product. Nobody can't explain, but the people of Yakutsk are concerned the most about the onions. The price for one kilogram of this vegetable have risen from 25 roubles (a bit less than 1 USD) up to 160 roubles (about 6 bucks).
The photos from the city itself:
Last edited by sashikas; 10-01-2006 at 01:01 PM.