The message reads, in part:
“This legendary route has a truly impressive history. For centuries it was the only caravan track from West Siberia to Central Asia which Russian merchants used to trade with the people who lived there.
The Chuya Motorway is a modern federal route connecting the Novosibirsk Region, the Altai Territory and the Republic of Altai. It plays a vital economic role by connecting our country with Asian states and offers excellent opportunities for the development of the adjacent Russian regions. Of course, the Chuya Motorway is also a unique tourist route that attracts travellers with ravishing views of primordial nature, valuable archaeological and historical landmarks and the hospitality of nearby towns and villages.
It is notable that the motorway is developing; the road infrastructure is being modernised, large-scale projects are ongoing to improve and widen the most congested parts of the route, safe junctions are being built, and lighting is being installed.”