They say people in St. Petersburg are a little friendlier than Muscovites, which may be disputed, but a recent traffic story certainly backs the idea.
Popular Russian GPS - Yandex. Navigator - allows users to post messages, so one driver took advantage of the feature while stuck in a jam on the embankment of the Neva River.
"Gentlemen!!! I want to apologize in advance, but I just have to brazenly squeeze onto the bridge. Otherwise, if I don't make it in time
The driver’s message worked and instead of angry honks and glares the traffic parted and let him through.
"With such a request – it's a sin not to let you go!"
"You should have written your car's model so that we could drive aside!"
"Black Mondeo, thanks a lot!" the driver responded.
Read our survival guide how to stay sane on Russian roads.
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