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“10% of [Russia’s] population live in settlements and villages without stable connection with the road network”, Russian prime minister confirmed.

 

So approximately 14 mln of Russians live in places where you can’t get by road all around the year. You might need a boat, or properly frozen river to drive on ice, or a helicopter.

 

I have been to many places like this in Russia but they were thinly populated, half-deserted, with just pensioners in there, with population of 3, 10, 100 people.

 

Perhaps Northern settlements are included in the statistics: they might have infrastructure but surface transport connection would be too expensive for them.

 

But it is indeed shocking to realize there are tens of thousands of inaccessible settlements in Russia and millions of people are living there.

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Written by andreyshilov

October 23, 2008 at 1:45 pm

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