"Pekinka" or "Russian and Chinese are brothers forever"

"Pekinka" is not only a Peking duck, but the area of highway M-7 on the territory of the region, as well as a small section of the M-5 in the Chelyabinsk region and in some other regions of the Russian Federation. Particularly well known and loved by all road "Pekinka" in Vladimir. The place name, of course, folk, because officially on the road this segment of the street located: Moscow highway, street. Lakin, st. And the Kuibyshev Street. Rastopchina.

The history of "Pekinki" began in the distant 50's of last century. Then the two leaders Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong as a sign of "the great and indestructible friendship" decided to build a transcontinental automobile highway from Moscow to Beijing. At the time, there was even a popular song "Moscow-Beijing":

"Russian and Chinese are brothers forever, growing stronger unity and friendship races! ..."

But, after the XX Congress of the CPSU (1956) the relationship between the USSR and China soured. Great Mao did not forgive Khrushchev criticized Stalin. The Chinese began to call us revisionists. And in the days of the Great Cultural Revolution (mid-60s), it came to a direct armed conflict on the Soviet-Chinese border.

Subsequently, the relationship became warmer. The road, of course, was not completed, and it has already become officially labeled differently. However, the original name of the road "Moscow - Ufa" the people had remained "Pekinka."

At present, Russia and China reiterated their intention to carry out a large-scale project to build a highway from Moscow to Beijing. Road from Europe to western China must pass through Russia to the borders of Kazakhstan and China. The total length of the road is about 8445 km. Of these, 2233 will be held on Russian territory, then 2,787 miles across Kazakhstan, 3,425 miles across China. Pre-Moscow-Beijing will be constructed as follows: from St. Petersburg via Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Orenburg, then Aktobe, Kyzylorda, Shymkent, Taraz further, Kordai Almaty, Horgos, Urumqi, and, finally, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Lianyungang. It is also planned that in the near future, it will pass through Belarus, then Poland, Germany and finally France.

"Pekinka" was conceived as a bridge between the two great nations, but little to build the roads, you need to find common ground. And while he continues to look for policy, sociologists and cultural studies, we decided to not only pave your path towards the "Moscow-Beijing", but to overcome it, together with representatives of the two powers.