Voices from Russia

Friday, 22 May 2015

DNR MVD Presented Samples of New Auto Licence Plates

00 dnr. donetsk pr licence plates. 22.05.15


Today, at a press conference in Donetsk, Colonel Vladimir Yefimov, the head of the DNR GAI* MVD, announced as he showed samples of new DNR license plates, “We’ll start issuing new license plates will start on 26 May. However, we’re not requiring mandatory replacement of Ukrainian license plates yet. To register a vehicle with a new state number, one must go to the DNR MREO, fill out an application, and pay the registration fee. After we make checks in our databases, we’d issue a DNR licence plate”. Regular DNR plates will be white with numbers and “DPR” in the Latin alphabet (in black), MChS vehicle plates will have black numbers only, MVD vehicles will have blue licence plates, and public transport vehicles will have plates with yellow numbers. As explained by Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Kryuchenko, at first, new auto registrations would address issues with stolen cars. To date, agencies have some 1,500 reports of missing vehicles. Auto registrations in the DNR will cost 372 Grivnya (896 Roubles. 112 Renminbi. 1,140 INR. 18 USD. 22 CAD. 23 AUD. 16.30 Euros. 11.60 UK Pounds) or 744 Roubles (92 Renminbi. 945 INR. 15 USD. 18.25 CAD. 19 AUD. 13.50 Euros. 9.60 UK Pounds); new driving licences with exam will cost 103 Grivnya (248 Roubles. 31 Renminbi. 316 INR. 5 USD. 6 CAD. 6.50 AUD. 4.50 Euros. 3.20 UK Pounds) or 204 Roubles (25 Renminbi. 260 INR. 4 USD. 5 CAD. 5.25 AUD. 3.70 Euros. 2.60 UK Pounds).

  • GAI: traffic police agency

22 May 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency



There is a 16 percent discount if one pays in Roubles rather than in Grivnya. This is a clever way to get people to use Roubles in place of “Ukrainian” funny money, wot?



Friday, 31 January 2014

31 January 2014. Simply CARLESS for Three Weeks…

00 sick car cartoon. 31.01.14


Three weeks ago, Nicky had a slight fender-bender going to work. Luckily for both of us, both of our jobs are on bus lines. We just got the “machine” back. The insurance covered the bills, but we didn’t have the money to rent a car in the interim. Trust me, life in contemporary America revolves around the private automobile, even in urban areas. Thank God, Albany has a comprehensive transport system, but it doesn’t go everywhere that one needs to go, nor is it set up for convenience (mostly, the routes bring in state workers to offices where there’s no parking available… however, one CAN get things done, quite unlike many areas in this country). I’m glad that I don’t live in Republican-misruled areas like Florida and Texas… the public transport sucks, and there are cities the size of Albany without any public transportation at all. Nasty, ain’t it? After all, if you don’t have the money, you’re not a human being… that’s why Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Ann Coulter (and all the rightie shitbirds in general) leave me cold… it’s clear that they spit on all those with moderate means. The country’s been on the wrong track since 1981… it’s time for some justice… in fact, it’s long overdue…

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Monday, 19 November 2012

19 November 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Say “No” to Illegal Barriers

Say “No” to Illegal Barriers

Sergei Yolkin



LDPR deputies introduced a bill in the RF Gosduma providing for fines of up to one million Roubles (32,000 USD. 25,000 Euros. 20,000 UK Pounds) for illegal barriers that impede traffic and parking near houses, offices, hotels, and restaurants.

19 November 2012

Sergei Yolkin




Monday, 24 October 2011

Sergei Yolkin’s World: Winter Tyres for Your Favourite Car

Winter Tyres for Your Favourite Car

Sergei Yolkin



If you look at the licence plate under the grill, it says, “No, no”. That must mean that they fit “just right”.


In anticipation of the first snowfall of the year, which is expected on Saturday, Moscow motorists are beginning to change the summer tyres on their vehicles, but our RIA-Novosti correspondent found out that not that many were in the auto repair shops. Earlier, experts at the Phobos Weather Centre told RIA-Novosti that the first snow of the season’s expected in Moscow on Saturday, and the first below-freezing temperature will come on Sunday night, the mercury will fall to -2 Celsius (28.5 degrees Fahrenheit). In turn, the State Automobile Inspectorate (GAI) urged drivers to change over to winter tyres before the snow falls, for safety reasons. According to the UGIBDD (Directorate of the State Inspectorate of Road Traffic Safety) statistics, the onset of cold weather, which causes ice to form on the roads, significantly increases the number of road accidents, most of which can be traced to drivers neglecting to change over to winter tyres fast enough. After the first snowfall, the number of those going into the shop to change their tyres will increase significantly.

13 October 2011

Sergei Yolkin



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