Tag Archives: Transportation

“Moooove out of the way….”

From SB: This may be the most epic dash cam clip yet: http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/07/01/russian-driver-hits-cows-that-are-having-sex-while-crossing-road-captures-collision-on-dash-cam-video/

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Moscow Metro Maps

Multiple readers sent around this Atlantic story on The Evolution of Moscow’s Metro Maps, with a link to Artemy Lebedev’s online collection of Moscow Metro memorabilia. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2013/05/moscows-subway-maps-through-history/5679/ Below is the first image posted; the map’s heading reads СХЕМА ЛИНИЙ МОСКОВСКОГО … Continue reading

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Делайте добро без корысти и оно обязательно вернется

Having gained notoriety for capturing graphic accidents and traffic rage, and most recently the meteorite in Chelyabinsk, the below video presents a different application of dashcams in Russia: paying it forward with random acts of kindness. The dashcam phenonmenon in … Continue reading

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Months ago flying from Russia to the US I was seated next to an old woman with one of those beautiful Russian names that I can’t even remember right now – it may have been something soft like Inna or … Continue reading

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Dmitri Medvedev = Mark Corrigan

It is exceedingly easy to find direct parallels between Russia’s lame duck President Dmitri Medvedev and Peep Show protagonist Mark Corrigan. Stories that Medvedev likes to drive the streets of Moscow after hours so he can feel like an ‘ordinary … Continue reading

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Stop me when you’re surprised

Given that this happened right near the Kievsky train station I find it particularly amusing. I have scrambled sentences from these (crazy?) Reuters/Moscow Times reports in ascending order of shock value. (1) State TV said preliminary tests showed the driver … Continue reading

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Mayor Mashes Mercedes

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/08/mayor-crushes-car-to-fight-parking-scofflaws/ Gotta like his thinking. Thanks to MB for the link.

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One Headlight

Well this place is old, it feels just like a beat up Lada I turn the engine, but the engine doesn’t turn….. http://www.rferl.org/content/putin_lada_russian_engineering/24177459.html

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I can’t tell what city this is in:

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First sign of Spring

With the sun shining and yesterday’s unexpected snowfall having quickly dissolved into puddles of muck it seemed like close to good conditions for a walk and so I made my way from Sparrow Hills all the way back to Kievskaya, … Continue reading

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