Originally Posted by G-ree
One of the reasons why there is so much freedom to go where you want in Russia is because there are so few people. The population is less than half that of the US, even though there are 1.7 times as many square miles. Plus, about 74% of Russians live in cities, and most of those are in the west. The population density of Russia is 21.8 people per square mile, versus 76 for the US, and 134 for Europe. Had you been able to ride a motorcycle across the US in mid 19th century, you would have been free to go where ever you wanted also. Russia is also one of the few countries in the world where the population (until recently) has been decreasing.
The reason is the lack of private land and therefore no fences. One of the unintended consequences of Socialism is a good adv motorcycling terrain.
It seemed like a good idea at the time...
25jack screwed with this post 07-29-2013 at 06:18 PM