If anyone has any stories, memories or photos of Russian work then please feel free to add them to the site.
Have to ask the wife to get him to write some stuff down and translate it English Good idea for a new thread, Mick. Here's a couple of links to Russia-orientated threads:viewtopic.php?
f=35&t=127155&p=2196151&hilit=russia beyond#p2196151viewtopic.php? f=35&t=110000&hilit=russia beyond Robert Good idea for a new thread, Mick. Here's a couple of links to Russia-orientated threads:viewtopic.php?
f=35&t=127155&p=2196151&hilit=russia beyond#p2196151viewtopic.php? f=35&t=110000&hilit=russia beyond Robert Indeed they did Robert!
Some of the old blokes are sadly enough not longer among us...
Myself and Johnny Dicks, the other subbie on this contract were due to load on alternate Thursdays and then run to Russia.
However, Xerox sold much more equipment into Russia than they had imagined and we were taken off of Xerox work and put over onto Kepstowe's groupage service.
Such as Kishenyev, Odessa, Leningrad and Volgograd.
Having met my future wife Elena in Moscow, we lived in a flat in the North West of the city, near to Voikovskaya Metro station. Due to this and the fact that I spent most of my time in the ex-Soviet Union I learned Russian.
There were a whole host of interesting occurrences during my time in Russia, which people may be interested in reading about.
As the amount of work built up more and more British drivers and companies became involved and were going out far into Russia and the other republics.
I also had to make trips up from Moscow to Turku to swap trailers.