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Old May 8th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #781
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With the help of the alphabet, I could note Riga is surprisingly indicated on MKAD!
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Old May 8th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #782
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It is strange that foreigners are so afraid of Cyrillic letters.
I'm not that afraid, but even after knowing it for 5-10 years, it's difficult to read the signs in just a few seconds. I feel the same about the Greek alphabet too. Fortunately Greece uses Latin alphabet transliterations extensively.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #783
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Who cares about signs if almost everybody (especially those who are travelling abroad) have gps.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #784
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Yeah, but nevertheless latin names are very usefull for foreingeners - if someone doesn't know cyrrilics, he/she can occiasionaly study it from road signs
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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #785
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Who cares about signs if almost everybody (especially those who are travelling abroad) have gps.
believe me, there are places in Russia and other ex-USSR countries that even GPS never heard of them
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Old May 9th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #786
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Until where in Siberia is it possible to be reached by paved road from Moscow (Novosibirsk, Irkutsk...)? Anyone has a map of paved network?
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Old May 10th, 2010, 05:30 AM   #787
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It is strange that foreigners are so afraid of Cyrillic letters.

So what represents the letter "D"?

I can see why people find Russian Cyrillic a daunting thing to learn. Pronunciation is one thing. Figuring out how to spell stuff, is something else.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #788
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D in Cyrillic is "Д".

And Cyrillic is really not that difficult. Some of the letters are identical to their Latin counterparts. As for the rest, it's just a matter of memory. It took me all of two days to memorize the letters and their sound and to this day I haven't forgotten it. And aside from some minor differences between languages, The Russian "Д" is the same "Д" as the Ukrainian one, the Serbian one, etc.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #789
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So what represents the letter "D"?
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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #790
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It is easy for Greeks too - quite some letters that are different from the Roman ones have the same meaning in these two scripts (Β, Γ, Δ, Λ, Π, Ρ, Φ, Χ)!
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Old May 17th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #791
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in serbia we have Ш (sh), but how do you pronounce Щ?
it looks like a combination of Ш and Ц
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Old May 17th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #792
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in serbia we have Ш (sh), but how do you pronounce Щ?
it looks like a combination of Ш and Ц
From russian wiki: щ letter was eliminated from the Serbian alphabet by Vuk Karadzic reform (usually replaced by "ћ" or "шћ")

You can listen to the pronunciation of the щ letter here by clicking the play button.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #793
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So what represents the letter "D"?

I can see why people find Russian Cyrillic a daunting thing to learn. Pronunciation is one thing. Figuring out how to spell stuff, is something else.
Actually a lot of letters already look exactly like Latin letters, and the ones that are in cyrillic transcript represent 1:1 the latin letter. The only different ones are the ones in the russian language that don't exist in the latin alphabet, but even they look similar enough to latin letters or are a modification of a latin letter so that, even if you only know the normal latin letters and how they look like in cyrillic, you can figure out what the other ones mean as it is often just two merged letters or a modification of an existing letter (like an I merged with an O, that's how I remember it and it makes sense regarding the pronounciation, I always read it like Io -> Yo, like the first half of "Iota", maybe that's wrong but misspronouncing it in my head doesn't embarass me nor deminish the meaning I get out of understanding the word, so it doesn't matter if I read it wrong, as long as I understand it ) or a reversed E or an E with something on top of it...pretty easy actually, I don't know the russian cyrillic alphabet, but I can still read it because everything makes sense.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 02:36 PM   #794
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http://rt.com/Best_Videos/2010-05-21...dge-dance.html

That new Volgograd bridge turns out to be the second Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It dances in the wind.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 03:05 PM   #795
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Hehe nice video... It's nice to see the difficulty of bridges... and how dificult it is to control the nature But you have to admit it gives a nice flexible concrete image..
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Old May 21st, 2010, 06:31 PM   #796
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I'm not that afraid, but even after knowing it for 5-10 years, it's difficult to read the signs in just a few seconds. I feel the same about the Greek alphabet too. Fortunately Greece uses Latin alphabet transliterations extensively.
I am very open to other languages, and taught myself the Cyrillic and Greek alphabets when I was about eight years old. Nearly 40 years ago. But I still can't read them quickly. (I don't actually know the languages.) But if you put a paragraph of Hungarian or Finnish in front of me, I can scan it and pick out cognates and so on. A text of Russian, on the occasions one comes my way, just doesn't work that way. So I could be in a Latin-alphabet country where I don't know the language and I'd have no trouble reading place names on highway signs. In a Cyrillic-alphabet country I'm sure reading place names would come much more slowly. Not sure why - perhaps with the Latin alphabet I can glance at a word and get it, but with the Cyrillic or Greek alphabet my brain processes it letter by letter?

With extensive time in Russia or Greece, maybe that would get better with practice.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 10:38 PM   #797
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Highway Ufa - Sterlitamak (Extent ~ 150 km)

Near the International Airport "Ufa" (Year of construction - 2007г.)









Towards Ufa


Towards the Airport






Near to Chesnokovkoj







Connection with a highway Ufa - Chishmy (Year of construction - 2008)









Connection with the Southern Loop road of Ufa (Motorway М5) (Year of construction - 2010)

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2009 :







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Turn on the METRO, IKEA, Leroy Merlin, Castorama shopping centres (Year of construction - 2008)





Near to Ufa (Year of construction - 2008)





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Old June 3rd, 2010, 07:35 PM   #798
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Nice road!

Do russian forumers run statistics for new road investments in Russia? I mean something similar to polish map of highways/expressways.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 10:29 PM   #799
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Nice road!

Do russian forumers run statistics for new road investments in Russia? I mean something similar to polish map of highways/expressways.
No, we donīt. We have no transparent common strategy of road development. Only separate projects exist.
For example, project of Moscow-St.Petersburg motorway construction. Now itīs under preparation.
Other project, related to Olympic games in Sochi, is now in progress. Highway A4 "Don" is under reconstruction. I took it two weeks ago.
A part of highway in the Tula oblast (between of towns of Bogoroditsk and Efremov, 230...300 km from Moscow) was reconstructed and upgraded in November, 2009.

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Old June 4th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #800
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In the recent years billions of euros were poured into infrastructure projects, including roads, but no data available.
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