RUSSIA

Russians Turn Crumbling Roads Into Water Sports

Jun 27, 2017 at 5:10 PM ET

Russians are taking advantage of their crumbling roads and infrastructure.

Social media users across Russia are using massive potholes for wakeboarding, fishing, and even fashion modeling to pass the time.

As President Vladimir Putin spends billions on wars in Syria and Ukraine, over half of all Russian roads fail to meet basic quality and safety standards.

So the federal road budget keeps shrinking, leading to more of…whatever this is…