The M-10 highway links Moscow with Russia's second largest city St Petersburg, some 700 km northwest of the capital, and stretches on to the border with Finland.You mean that U.S. military spending in the Cold War was effective? And when drivers get caught in the snow, there's no equivalent of Triple A or the Amoco Motor Club? And Road Rangers and McDonald's ancillary to a service station are bourgeois decadence?
Russia's roads have been the butt of criticism since Tsarist times and its infrastructure has been plagued with problems since the Soviet era, when defense spending was high at the expense of roads, housing, healthcare and other civilian needs.
Count your blessings, U. S. readers.