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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #741
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A picture I found in Google Earth.

It shows the nice ring structure around Moskva.

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Old January 30th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #742
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I've seen that pic before (i think its somewhere in my computer)
its really an awesome satellite, infrastructure seems very developed!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:17 PM   #743
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And that's not full city.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:32 AM   #744
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Looks like spider web.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:09 PM   #745
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Reminds me of that one Star Wars movie.



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Old February 4th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #746
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I have a question about Roads in Russia because I was unable to find any reliable info anywhere so far (including this forum ). Sorry if this has been discussed.

What is the total length of expressway/motorway type roads in Russia? The CIA Factbook givers a figure of 30 000km which is clearly not correct and is probably due to the confusion between the Russian term of "магистральная автомобильная дорога, автомагистраль" which in English is usually translated as "motorway" but doesn't mean the same what it actually means in English i.e. in Russia it means the M roads which may be anything from a 10 laned and grade junction-free MKAD to a simple 1+1 road with level junctions in the remote rural areas.

Google maps seems to draw expressways in thicker yellow/orange lines but from my other experiences I know it's not very reliable either.

So does anyone have a clue about how many (and how long in km) roads there are in Russia that would typically be called a motorway/freeway/autobahn/expressway in US, Europe or Asia i.e. at least a 2+2 road without one level junctions (or very rare ones)?

I have read about plans to construct a toll expressway from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Are these plans still in place and are there any more plans to build new hi-speed expressway roads?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 07:14 AM   #747
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motorway/freeway/autobahn/expressway is not necessarily to be at least a 2+2 road without one level junctions.

it could be even 1 + 0,5 or 1 + 1. all depend on amount of traffic. there are a lot of such roads in poorly populated areas. not only in russia, but also in usa, canada and other big countries with large unpopulated areas.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #748
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motorway/freeway/autobahn/expressway is not necessarily to be at least a 2+2 road without one level junctions.

it could be even 1 + 0,5 or 1 + 1. all depend on amount of traffic. there are a lot of such roads in poorly populated areas. not only in russia, but also in usa, canada and other big countries with large unpopulated areas.
Yes, definitions may be tricky. But I'm not interested in definitions here

The essence of my question is about how many (even if it is a rough estimate) roads there are in Russia that look like, for example, this one (posted earlier in this thread):



...or this one


I.e. ones that have at least 2+2 lanes that are separated and usually have no level junctions... whatever it is called in Russia or elsewhere.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #749
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I have a question about Roads in Russia because I was unable to find any reliable info anywhere so far (including this forum ). Sorry if this has been discussed.

What is the total length of expressway/motorway type roads in Russia? The CIA Factbook givers a figure of 30 000km which is clearly not correct and is probably due to the confusion between the Russian term of "магистральная автомобильная дорога, автомагистраль" which in English is usually translated as "motorway" but doesn't mean the same what it actually means in English i.e. in Russia it means the M roads which may be anything from a 10 laned and grade junction-free MKAD to a simple 1+1 road with level junctions in the remote rural areas.

Google maps seems to draw expressways in thicker yellow/orange lines but from my other experiences I know it's not very reliable either.

So does anyone have a clue about how many (and how long in km) roads there are in Russia that would typically be called a motorway/freeway/autobahn/expressway in US, Europe or Asia i.e. at least a 2+2 road without one level junctions (or very rare ones)?

I have read about plans to construct a toll expressway from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Are these plans still in place and are there any more plans to build new hi-speed expressway roads?
Don't believe CIA Factbook, they probably count up all 'magistrala' roads as 'highways'. In European stadards in Russia there are some motorways going from Moscow, Petersburg ringroad is one for sure. MKAD is expressway.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #750
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Regarding the satellite photo. I love how the banks of the river are lit up and outlines the river as it flows through the city.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #751
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There are few motorways in RF, the question of expressways or 2+2 roads with 1 level junctions would be more interesting.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #752
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Piter flood control damm and Kad:




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Old March 3rd, 2010, 04:46 PM   #753
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Excellent soundtrack.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #755
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The above video its inside the city of Volgograd, or outside (limits of the city)?
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The above video its inside the city of Volgograd, or outside (limits of the city)?
Initially the city limits, then outside the city
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Old April 21st, 2010, 06:38 PM   #757
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M5 highway









M4 highway, between the cities of Rostov-na-Donu and Moscow


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Old April 21st, 2010, 06:45 PM   #758
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Nice pictures

Russia has quite a lot of 2x2 highways that are not necessarily grade-separated. It reminds me of the Belgian 2x2 roads.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 06:56 PM   #759
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Hey guys!
In my city (Kirov) there's a high vehicle tax and in a word our government earned around 2.000.000.000 rubles and only 65.000.000 are for building new roads, for repairing old roads, etc. Do u feel the difference?

And some videos, of course. Plz, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GS0FeXEaB4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSMcN16_cvU

U can also search "Kirov's roads" or copy "Дороги в городе Кирове".
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Old April 21st, 2010, 07:08 PM   #760
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M5 highway between cities of Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk




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