Russia = problem
After a 500km round trip to a border we couldn't cross and then more suspension issues we crossed the border into Russia on Thursday. Turned out to be a surprissingly straight forward experience.
Then on to good Russian roads we were making the progress we needed to until the leaf spring went again. Turns out welding it back together wasn't the solution we hoped for. Made our way to Kemerov and found a garage. A lot of vodka, a stolen phone and some leaf springs from a soviet era car later we are back on the road.
2000km to Mongolian border by Monday...easy