4 Wheel Driving In Siberia - Metal Detecting Trip To Manzurka (Story 9), page 4
Winching Red Army Jeep Out of Mud Pool
I was surprised to see a legendary Soviet Army jeep, "UAZ-469", a tough 4x4 vehicle produced in the U.S.S.R., stuck in the mud.
Rudolf did an excellent job without wasting a minute as if he recovered vehicles every day: he hooked the metal cord of the mechanical winch to the jeep and easily pulled it out of the mud pool. Even the fishermen could not believe how easy it was done.
Rudolf Is Winding the Winch Cable Back on the Mount
According to the Russian tradition, one who helped somebody on the road would receive a glass of vodka as a good gesture in return. The guy was very grateful and happy to offer us a shot of fine booze. For the sake of good diplomacy, I volunteered to accept the offer (as usual :)). But the guy wanted everyone to have a shot.
Our Voyage Continued
Soon, we approached the first village on our way. In its vicinity, there was supposed to be a site of the initial settlement that was founded in the 17th century.
Unlike the Buryat's villages, the early Russian settlements were built on the river bends - good strategic locations, thus giving a watchman an opportunity to spot any approaching vessels in advance and preventing any sudden attacks from unfriendly parties.