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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Don't Be the Man in the Middle

How can you drive quickly from Barrikadnaya Ulitsa to the Garden Ring?


There is no direct turn from this street onto the Garden Ring. Instead, you should first turn right to the small road in front of the Stalin skyscraper on Ploshchad Vosstaniya -- and you should pay close attention to the traffic organization on this road.


The road has three lanes. If you use the right lane, it will take you straight ahead along the Garden Ring in the direction of the U.S. Embassy.


The traffic light gives you a green light at the same time as all the cars on the Garden Ring, so be careful of the chaos when you join them.


The left lane allows you to head down the Garden Ring in the direction of Tverskaya Ulitsa or to cross the Garden Ring and drive downtown using Povarskaya Ulitsa. In this case, you need to wait for the green arrow that flashes when the traffic on the Garden Ring is forced to stop.


The middle lane of the small road allows you to go in either direction on the Garden Ring. You should avoid this lane because cars here are heading in different directions and waiting for different traffic signals, which makes this lane extremely slow moving.


Even if you are in the right or left lanes, you should still drive very cautiously, always watching the middle lane. Cars often try to quickly slip into your lane from the middle, and there are many accidents because of this.


-- By Kolya Kachurin