It was a shambles. Trucks loaded with U2’s equipment were peeling off in different directions: left, right and centre like the Wacky Races. Hapless colleagues were led through the centre of St. Petersburg; others were seen heading the wrong way round the ring road. Oh, what a rigmarole. It became increasingly clear that our armed … Read moreU2 Trucks Follow Russian Armed Escorts (Part 2)..
WHY DO WE HAVE RUSSIAN ARMED ESCORTS? Rock and roll trucks are always assigned security cars in Russia. But why? Will we otherwise be overrun with marauding bandits? It’s difficult to say, because every time I’ve driven to Russia I’ve had an armed escort. On each occasion I noticed no impoverished brigands lurking in the … Read moreU2 Trucks Follow Russian Armed Escorts (Part 1)..