Traffic Tightens in Moscow

Traffic has become thick and widespread throughout Moscow, where long lines of cars harken back to the dying days of the Soviet era.

This video takes a look at the traffic problems facing Moscow and how locals have adapted.

The New Yorker's "Keith Gessen writes about Moscow's endless traffic troubles. (Subscribers can read the full text; others can buy access to the issue via the digital edition.) In the video below, Gessen describes the scope and causes of this chronic congestion, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov's efforts to combat it, and why Muscovites put up with the traffic."

Full Story: Video: Moscow’s Traffic Problem

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