Russia: First Superhighway

With only 4,700,000 motor vehicles in a nation that covers one-seventh of the earth's surface, the Soviet Union would hardly be expected to worry much about traffic jams. Yet Russia has a growing problem, for almost all the cars and trucks are concentrated in the larger cities or on the few major roads between them. Especially congested at peak hours are some of the main streets of Moscow, where dump trucks and haulers vie at a snail's pace with taxis to get from one distant suburb to another. Last week a brand-new 68-mile superhighway was opened in the hope of...

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