3. Inconvenient layout
Perm stretches along both banks of the Kama River, and at first, trips around the city from end to end seem endless. Then you begin to understand that just two bridges across the river to a million-plus city is somehow quite small, and they only promise to build a third one. There are eternal traffic jams near the bus station – buses leave, you can’t reach it on foot from the railway stations, it’s far away. Around the fences, broken sidewalks, dilapidated private sector mixed with new buildings – somehow everything is improvident, and therefore annoying and ugly.
4. Long-term construction in the field of entertainment
It is strange that the million-plus city still does not have its own water park and zoo. It is even more strange that their construction is constantly announced and just as constantly postponed. The new date for the implementation of both projects in Perm was called 2023. But something is hard to believe that this time everything will not fail.
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5 . Water, water, water all around
Perm is a city of rivers. The Internet suggests that there are more than 300 of them here, and the water in them is dirty, as regularly reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources (as if the locals themselves do not see the unnatural color of the reservoirs). And during heavy rains, the rivers begin to flow right along the city streets: the stormwater can not cope with the volume of water. So it’s not in vain that some Permians keep boats – a useful thing here.