Russian Road Rumbles

Russian roads are in terrible shape, according to Megan K. Stack of the Los Angeles Times. And according to the truckers who truck along on the roads.

“Thirty-one years I’ve been driving, and the roads have gotten worse,’’ said Valery Gorbunov, a beefy trucker with a mouth full of gold teeth and a truck full of pears. “The way they do repairs, they just put a patch on top of another patch.’’

But where went all that oil money and all that other money from Russia’s political and economic resurgence? Where went all the plans to bring Russia into the twentieth century? (They are apparently a long way from getting close to the twenty-first century.)

Corruption is where. How you gonna move a pear if you can’t get there?

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