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Old Dec 18th 2011, 09:12 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGpQN_cA_c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PrqS...eature=related

People in Moscow are vandalising each others vehicles; fighting and beating each other in the streets; even some have been killed, over parking spaces.

Parking in Moscow... is a problem. That is to put it in a mild way.

The city has 5 times as many cars as parking spots. For office workers in Moscow, 25% have no available parking. In the new Moskva City Business Center complex

250,000 people are already working and some living, but there are only 10,000 parking spots available, mostly underground parking

which is expensive.

Cars are being parked wherever their owners feel like

total chaos





The most harmless thing that can happen in a parking dispute in Moscow, is someone will pour paint on your car


but there had been even shootings over parking
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Old Dec 18th 2011, 09:47 PM
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Looks to me like a fine revenue source for the city treasury (fines, towing and redemption) which would also stimulate higher utilization of public transportation.

You might consider asking your political connections if expanding your business plan to include tow trucks is a viable objective. In the US tow truck operations in city limits remit a percentage of their fees from illegal parking tows to the city, impose a 30-day lien on towed vehicles which allows them to sell a vehicle not redeemed. Upon sale of the vehicle a set percentage of sale proceeds after costs also goes to the city. Tow truck companies here also do finance repossessions, which calls for formidable individuals performing the labor. Sounds like it could be a good fit with security operations.
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Old Dec 18th 2011, 10:10 PM
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Looks to me like a fine revenue source for the city treasury (fines, towing and redemption) which would also stimulate higher utilization of public transportation.

You might consider asking your political connections if expanding your business plan to include tow trucks is a viable objective. In the US tow truck operations in city limits remit a percentage of their fees from illegal parking tows to the city, impose a 30-day lien on towed vehicles which allows them to sell a vehicle not redeemed. Upon sale of the vehicle a set percentage of sale proceeds after costs also goes to the city. Tow truck companies here also do finance repossessions, which calls for formidable individuals performing the labor. Sounds like it could be a good fit with security operations.
I've thought about it before... But those evacuator trucks are expensive

Average price for a used truck is 590,000 rubles ($19,666). New truck costs from 1.3 million RUR ($43,333) to 3.5 million ($116,666).

http://www.doska.ru/transport/cargo-cars/evacuators/

A 2010 Mercedes Benz evacuator

costs 11,750,000 RUR or $391,666

http://www.doska.ru/msg/transport/ca...ors/encdg.html

Too expensive...

But government uses them widely, absolutely, especially during snow cleaning days in winter.
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Old Dec 18th 2011, 10:31 PM
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With a stable government contract obligated to provide adequate revenue anything on the face of this earth can be financed. In the US elected officials and bureaucrats enabling such contracts expect to be compensated for their efforts, normally projected in a business plan as entertainment expense. Pleasant vacation arrangements have long been popular, as is cash under the table.
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Obviously the price of cars, parking and gasoline is way too cheap in Moscow.
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