Monday, January 15, 2007

"One Day in the Life of a Russian Motorist" - PART 1

"QUANTUM SHOT" #84


"In Soviet Russia, Car Drives You!" - PART 1

Some of the pictures you may have seen before, but I decided to put them up in one collection, just to emphasize that.. well, in Soviet Russia (and in modern Russia too) motorist's life can be somewhat complicated.

Russians "love affair with cars" starts early, from the very infancy:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Throughout their life they are indoctrinated with propaganda:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

So they are very eager to drive, but the roads aren't that good. For the description of the road to Yakutsk see this post, however inside Yakutsk City situation is not much better:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

...and elsewhere:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

2. Here is what happens in the country
(Russian off-roading):


Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

...on the way to the honeymoon:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

it's probably not a good idea to ask
this particular bride to push your car:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography


3. Russian All-Terrain Vehicle Mods

If Jeeps and Hummers aren't available (or affordable),
there is always do-it-yourself:

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

Automobile, Car Rental, Travel, Photography

for a look inside some Russian cars, and more -

CLICK HERE FOR PART 2

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