The Longest Road
"The romance of the road is something new here. Until recent decades, this quarter of the world had no roads at all. For centuries, travelers stumbled through thick birch and larch forests of the taiga or sledded in winter along frozen rivers...
The road condition change[s] from beautiful gravel motorway down to bad mud... None of which fazes Russians, notoriously intrepid motorists. Drivers here like to brag, with justification, that they don't need roads, only directions."
Thanks to transport-policy