The risen over the "dilapidated road from Moscow to the innovation center in Skolkovo" has caused me some confusion: how can come into disrepair something that has not yet built? Maybe in a stream of news related to this suburban village, I missed something? Passions were running high, "billion per kilometer — and has already cracked it all went!".
Call the editor — "immediately in Skolkovo, see what's going on there." Editorial — the law. Trickle minibus crawls down the lane, proudly calls "Skolkovskoe highway", leaves for Moscow and the brakes on a deserted bus stop. Overlapped tunnel gives us hope — "Behold, Deputy Prime Minister Shuvalov made noise, hastily patch …". No. The usual spring cleaning tunnel walls. Two sheets of plastic cracked — maybe vandals broke, or stones with trucks rebounded. The second tunnel I decided to leave "for a snack."
Near the entrance to the University administration meet a colleague, a freelance photographer from "Kommersant". He has the same task — to remove the terrible gullies, potholes and gaping chasm. I'll tell you — was not found. Honestly stomped two and a half kilometers to the village Nemchinovo, we have not seen quite anything that would be worth a scandal in the government. The usual two-lane road, with strikers on roadsides and small cracks that look terrible except on close-up photos — over the winter concrete slabs, over which is laid asphalt, gave shrink tarmac sold — as usual.
As a gold mine we snapped a deep pool that passing cars converted into a spectacular water fan, and only a few minutes later realized that the pool in the village Nemchinovo hardly has to do with the Skolkovo innovation. Drivers of minibuses about any terrible potholes have not heard, "Yes, there were cracks … they patched in the last year, and those that appeared — this is probably plugged. And that — is it a crack? Even on the "gazelles" are not particularly feel. "
On the way back I hawk attacked road workers — and again I was disappointed. One brigade of soap traffic lights, the other lay pipes for a spare cable collector.
In the second tunnel, the longer and, according to colleagues from other publications, "plagued by leaks," revealed a team of workers. Leaves finishing shot was exposed concrete walls on which slipped moisture. "Aha! Leaks! ". Surprised tonnelschiki shrugged: "Yes, what is leaking, it is condensation! So it should be, the weather is something changing. A water-proofing everything is in order. "
Ten minutes later, cell phone reported a fresh e-mail to the press service of the Fund "Skolkovo" said that the construction of roads to the Innovation Centre has not even started, and by the scandalous plot future "Silicon Valley" does not have any relation.
On the way back under the bridge across the Moscow Ring Road minibus rocked. Later, considering the attached to the press release the map, I realized that it was, probably, was the unevenness in the road surface, causing the wrath of Igor Shuvalov.
No, a billion rubles per kilometer of the road — it's a lot. But this is more birthmarks rental economy, rather than outright theft. Cracks and bumps in the road after the first winter — it's not good, especially considering the fact that the road is very brief and leading to a prestigious institution. Finding your way is definitely worth it. But …
Igor, you're the vice-premier of the government of which country? That's right, the Russian Federation. And in this country two-lane road will remain Russian, no matter how many ministers, deputy prime ministers, just as much as the presidents and prime ministers on them or drove. Even though these roads will be built — it is terrible to say! — Clearly a good faith estimate and the conscience. The climate we have this, you know …