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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:13 AM

Snowiest winter in 100 years causes 3,500 km traffic jam.....in Moscow.

You think we have it bad with our storm this week???

(Lots of ..."cool"... photos at link.)

Many of those who left their workplace in the evening had to spend five to 10 hours getting home.
The average speed of vehicles was no more than 7-9 km/h.
The number of road accidents 3,000 was much higher than during an ordinary day, with minor accidents quadrupling, according to Channel One TV.
Plus:
In December, the harshest temperatures in 70 years were recorded, with thermometers showing temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius in some regions of Russia.

http://rt.com/news/snowiest-moscow-winter-century-470/

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Reply Snowiest winter in 100 years causes 3,500 km traffic jam.....in Moscow. (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 OP
onehandle Feb 2013 #1
loli phabay Feb 2013 #4
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #2
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #7
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #8
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #9
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #3
angstlessk Feb 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #6

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:18 AM

1. Free advice to Germany: Don't invade! nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:26 AM

4. rofl my exact thought, general winter is a hard master

 

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:24 AM

2. There's A Lot More Cars In Moscow These Days...

In the Yakov Smirnov days a car was way beyond the wages of a Soviet worker...these days car ownership is one of the signs of a growing Russian middle class. I was recently reading about the car boom in China, Russia and India that not only are taxing world oil supplies but creating all sorts of social and environmental nightmares in those countries.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:07 PM

7. and you know the upside of that?

hours and hours of mindless fun watching Russian drivers who have dashboard cams:




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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:53 PM

8. I've Been Addicted For A While...

In the 90s I worked with some newly arrived Soviet immigrants. I got a kick out of these folks as the culture clash was amusing...they were absolutely fascinated with discos and disco music. Many had fought for decades to leave and their greatest passion once they got here were the Village People...



Cheers...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:48 PM

9. Is this a great country or what?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:25 AM

3. and people think the globe is warming

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:53 PM

5. In that 3rd picture from the top..is that red thing a snow blower or a baby carriage? n/t

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:58 PM

6. I am hoping it is a snow blower

but looking at how the figure is pushing it, makes me think baby carriage
and if so, makes me think....WTF?

All I know for sure is halfway thru the picts I got up to put on a sweater.

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