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Review of Russian Traction DVD

Public transit is heavily used in the former Soviet Union because the alternative (i.e., autos) is not an option for the majority. Nevertheless some urban tramways are threatened, and old cars lurch along severely battered rails. Dawn greets the amazing #10 line in St. Petersburg at 4:30 when only streetcars are moving. See trams also in Moscow, along with "art museum" caliber Metro stations, and a trollybus snarl. There is good coverage of the fascinating Omsk system where rails weave alongside dirt roads past ornate wooden residences. Also seen are Samara, Ufa, Zlatoust, Novosibirsk where trams circle through a wooded park, and three other cities. Also viewed are Ukraine-Kiev and Lvov-and, by contrast, the very modern system in Tallin, Estonia. See how business people, students, shoppers-everyone-get around by electric transit!

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.
Good.
Excellent!

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Fair.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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