Strictly speaking, this phenomenon can theoretically occur in any regions of the planet where a similar set of causes is possible. I suspect that this was the reason why the Roman Empire abandoned the conquest of Germany when the legions were bogged down in the bad roads of the barbarian regions, like Guderian's tanks in '41.
There is one more important reason, which I forgot to mention, that distinguishes the East European Plain from other regions of the planet with a similar climate (for example, Canada or Scandinavia). In Russia, there has traditionally been no private ownership of land (except for a very short period). Which entails a slightly different attitude towards land use, and also affects the quality of roads.
Considering your knowledge then, shall we only restrict the use of eastern road (get them out and stored elswhere until it ends) to slow down units, or shall we also turn some lands temporary into swamps to stall units, particulary motorized ones, like I envisionned until now ?