Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

4 December 2012. A Photo Spread. Humungous Traffic Snarl on the M10 Motorway between Moscow and Piter

00a M10 traffic jam. moscow-st petersburg. 04.12.12

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00b M10 traffic jam. moscow-st petersburg. 04.12.12

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00c M10 traffic jam. moscow-st petersburg. 04.12.12

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00d M10 traffic jam. moscow-st petersburg. 04.12.12

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For four days, from 30 November to 3 December, the MUTHA of all traffic jams took place on the M10 motorway, the main limited-access road connecting Moscow and St Petersburg, jamming hundreds of cars in traffic, stretching for 200 kilometres (124 miles). Volunteers from Tver brought food and water to stranded drivers. A Facebook post stated, “Where’s the fucking government!?? Regular ol’ Tver people brought us food, water, and cigarettes, bought with their own money to hand out to us! It’s been four days; can’t they clear up the snow? Do we live in Africa, or what?!” Reports are contradictory. What we do know is that a bowl of soup costs 120 Roubles (3.80 USD. 3 Euros. 2.40 UK Pounds), a pack of cigarettes costs 200 Roubles (6.50 USD. 5 Euros. 4 UK Pounds), and that the locals take people to shop for food… and chisellers in the motorway cafés are price-gouging, prices have gone up 3 to 4 times the normal rate.

BMD

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