Altai region in Siberia is getting bilingual road signs so foreign visitors can get round more easily.
The total cost of the individually designed road signs is put at 2 million roubles ($62,000). Picture: Altai region administration
'This summer we want to replace all Russian road signs into English-Russian on routes from the region's capital Barnaul to the main tourists areas of Altai region,' said an official spokesman.
'We want our foreign guests to freely drive around the region without an interpreter.
'With time we would replace all road signs in the region, including these in the city of Barnaul,' said the spokesman from Altai region administration.
This month 47 new signs are being erected to and from Barnaul Airport, on the Biysk-Belokurikha motorway, leading to one of Altai region's most popular resort Belokhurikha, and on a new bridge over the 688km Katun River, which flows from the Katun Glacier.
The total cost of the individually designed road signs is put at 2 million roubles ($62,000).
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