On august the 27th Vladivostok was liberated by the 45th airborne Spetsnaz, those have raised the russian flag over the city hall. The war on the RU soil is not officially over, since the chineses are still on our borders, but the Primorsky is completely liberated.
The price of victory is high but nothing compared to our losses to liberate the Primorsky. More than 4 million russians military/civilians have found their own eternal way...
The war is going better than what excepted for the RU and her allies:
Big US allies like the UK and Pakistan have withdrew all their forces and are close to firm peace, however there were no conflicts between the UK and her old allies in Europe.
China has fallen in a civil war and the pan-asian forces are advancing into the "Red Dragon". In the middle east Turkey and Iraq are suffering heavy losses thanks the european reinforcements. In South America the USA started retreating the frontline in Colombia, where a socialist revolution has taken out the previous pro-american government with the help of european troops.
September has came and Kaliningrad is no more unpopulated. From the 15th of august the population was allowed to come back to the city.
Moscow waited some weeks before allowing us to get back into our houses. Seems like the USA had planned a second invasion of the RU pacific coast but these were just FSB rumors.
But the good news from Moscow are not over. Moscow has funded with federal money the reconstruction of the city. With the civil war in China and the liberation of Primorsky the number of refugees skyrocketed, so Moscow decided to move 'all of 'em' like the president said, to our city and Kabharovsk. This doesn't change completely our plans but surely will boost the growth of the city.
During september the engineers planned and started building in record times the new system of freeways for the city. It's funny how we are starting building large ways when we still didn't make a public transport system the mayor commented.
This will twist the landscape but will give great relief to the congestionated city center.
This is absolutely the most complex project ever the city faced.
By the end of the year, meanwhile the war is still going on, the construction was finished.
It was not just the construction of a complex freeway system. Also a new suburb was built with another coal power plant and the local soccer stadium was finally built after years of requests by the people.
Here's Kaliningrad center shot, with the new built freeway in the eastern part of the urban area.
Here's the coast freeway going along the suburb of Sojuz and the interchange with the other branch of the freeway system going to the airport and then Kharkov.
The coast freeway continues to the end of the city border in Norsk'.
Now we'll see how the freeway gets among the streets of Sojuz residential area.
After starting from the coast freeway this branch of the freeway system had to be elevated from the ground. The quantity of streets and the complexity of the airport area with the new bridge is very high, so the engineers had no other possibility.
Here's an aerial photo of Kaliningrad-Sojuz area.
That is how the airport area was reorganized in the following aerial photo.
The railroad connection between Kaliningrad center and Norsk (considered a privileged fast-service line) was not removed but his continuity was broken to allow the passage of the freeway but also because the traffic on this lane will decrease with the construction of the coast freeway.
As you can see a pedestrian passage was built in order to allow people from the railway station to move faster to the aiport and safer.
At the moment this airport can satisfy all the city needs, but it could be enlarged in the next decades.
Now we come to the peninsula between the Mikal river and his torrent, the Siskal.
This is probably the most important road system interchange in the whole russian far east.
It connects the traffic from Khabarovsk and Vladivostok with Kaliningrad and the whole coast.
This part was richly edited, it's probably the most beautiful place in the city. Many big trees were imported and planted all around, and the new built stadium fits perfectly in this scheme.
Traffic from all the suburbian area is well conveyed to the stadium, without causing eccessive problems.
Another shot of the area.
Near by the stuadium and the interchange there's an important freeway exit/entry with another main road.
Here's a larger view of the area:
Talking about Kharkov, the reconstruction has begun, and the freeway enters until the core of the suburb.
Passing to Kamyshin, here things are a bit more complicated and much more busy. 2 freeway lines were built, one on the coast, the other one bordering the center of Kamyshin and connecting to the rest in the "Stadium" peninsula.
Freeway starting from Kamyshin center:
On the way to the stadium a tunnel was built in order to allow the freeway to pass there under the roads to the railways station; then we have the bridge.
Here's the turn of Mikal, the new suburb built on the banks of the namesake river.
The industrial area contains also a new power plant.
In this new industrial area some factories are assembly lines for complex military engines like the T-100 tank motor.
After weeks of desolation, abandonment, Kaliningrad rediscovered herself in a true regional industrial power, capable to support the war with her best skilled workers.