High-level public corruption seems to be a way of life in Russia, and while people might be accustomed to things run like this, they suffer the consequences on an everyday basis – especially when it comes to poorly maintained roads.
This can cause mildly-amusing incidents such as the one you see portrayed in the video posted below.
At first, it looks like any old intersection, but as soon as the tarmac starts swelling up and seeping what appears to be filthy sewage water while a car is on top quickly stops being funny. It must have been a shocking “what the heck is going on” moment for the driver of the trapped car, who is trapped on the newly-created steaming mound of tarmac…
All I can say is that all involved should be thankful for this not being a gas main incident.