Road bridge from Russia to Crimea opens

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Road bridge from Russia to Crimea opens

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Link to Guardian article, and Wikipedia article. A 12-mile D2 road bridge, apparently the longest in Europe, has opened between Russia and Crimea; construction started in 2014 after the political crisis in Crimea.

A rail bridge alongside will open next year.
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In Britain after this time we'd still be pondering how many consultation meetings to have, and testing if there are any protected newts along the route.
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To be fair, I think the exceptional political circumstances made the Russian government want to hurry up a lot.

Hopefully that doesn't mean a negative impact on safety.
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"Safety" and "Russian drivers".

You're funny.
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Conekicker wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 20:54 "Safety" and "Russian drivers".

You're funny.
Yes if those compilations of Russian car crashes on Youtube are anything to go by.
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RichardA626 wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 21:03
Conekicker wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 20:54 "Safety" and "Russian drivers".

You're funny.
Yes if those compilations of Russian car crashes on Youtube are anything to go by.
I went to Russia 2 years , was surprised to see no crashes in the 10 days i was there .
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scott125 wrote: Fri May 18, 2018 21:23
RichardA626 wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 21:03
Conekicker wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 20:54 "Safety" and "Russian drivers".

You're funny.
Yes if those compilations of Russian car crashes on Youtube are anything to go by.
I went to Russia 2 years , was surprised to see no crashes in the 10 days i was there .
Many, many moons ago I went to what was then the USSR. Didn't see any crashes (very few vehicles about) but did see the bonnet of a truck fly up and hit the windscreen in Leningrad. The driver didn't seem phased by it. Tried to close it but it was bent. So he simply proceeded to kick sh seven bells out of it until it would close.

I suspect he got a job over here at Kwikfit after the fall of the USSR.
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6637 wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 15:49 Link to Guardian article, and Wikipedia article. A 12-mile D2 road bridge, apparently the longest in Europe, has opened between Russia and Crimea; construction started in 2014 after the political crisis in Crimea.

A rail bridge alongside will open next year.
There were of course a two temporary bridges across the straits during WW2. One built by the Germans which they blew up and another by the Red Army which collapsed some time later, lets hope this one lasts a little longer.
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KeithW wrote: Sun May 20, 2018 21:46There were of course a two temporary bridges across the straits during WW2. One built by the Germans which they blew up and another by the Red Army which collapsed some time later, lets hope this one lasts a little longer.
Looks like the third bridge may not last long either: how long before the Ukrainian military finds a way to blow it up?
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GC_NEMan1 wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 20:13
KeithW wrote: Sun May 20, 2018 21:46There were of course a two temporary bridges across the straits during WW2. One built by the Germans which they blew up and another by the Red Army which collapsed some time later, lets hope this one lasts a little longer.
Looks like the third bridge may not last long either: how long before the Ukrainian military finds a way to blow it up?
Well the heavy artillery is about due and it seems they are already making things blow up in Voronezh, Belgorod and the Kursk Oblast
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/bl ... 022-04-27/

The Russians seem to be now finding out hitting fuel stores and munitions dumps woks both ways. That said I think the Ukrainians will probably leave it alone, they are rather good at the PR side and hitting civilian targets does not go down well.
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I've seen a photo of a M270 vehicle apparently on it's way to Ukraine. Now if, instead of the usual 6 packs of M30/31 rockets, the Ukrainians have been given a few ATACMS, both the rail and road bridges could soon be toast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M270_Mult ... ket_System
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