I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Smugglers Secretly Repairing Russian Roads to Boost Business:
Gangs smuggling goods into Russia have secretly repaired a road on the Belarussian border in order to boost business, the TASS news agency reported Monday.
Smugglers have transformed the gravel track in the Smolensk region in order to help their heavy goods vehicles traveling on the route, said Alexander Laznenko from the Smolensk region border agency. The criminal groups have widened and raised the road and added additional turning points, he said.
The road, which connects Moscow to the Belarussian capital of Minsk, is known to be used by smugglers wishing to avoid official customs posts and is now under official surveillance.
My Commentary: This is amusingly ironic on SO VERY MANY levels, I wouldn’t even know where to begin describing it!