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Old 02-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Colebatch View Post
By 2010 the entire Trans Siberian highway was paved with wide, silky smooth asphalt. Again Putin returned armed with media posse and drove the highway in a Lada Kalina. (small 2wd car).
I believe that the info quoted above may not be completely accurate. Some gravel/sand sections do still exist on the Transsib proper. At least during the summer of 2012, the following was seen somewhere around Alzamay:

For the sake of the argument, I will admit that this was the view to the actual construction area of the main M53 highway, but the detour around this was a very bumpy and dusty gravel road as well, far from wide, silky smooth asphalt.


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