The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming…

Remember Red Dawn? You know: height of the Cold War, the Russians attack, and a bunch of teenagers fight back? (or something vaguely like that).

The Russians have a better idea for taking over North America, and no one’s going to get shot in the process.

Russia has unveiled an ambitious plan to build the world’s longest tunnel under the Bering Strait as part of a transport corridor linking Europe and America via Siberia and Alaska.

The 64-mile (103km) tunnel would connect the far east of Russia with Alaska, opening up the prospect of the ultimate rail trip across three quarters of the globe from London to New York. The link would be twice as long as the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France.

The $65 billion (£33 billion) mega-project aims to transform trade links between Russia and its former Cold War enemies across some of the world’s most desolate terrain. It would create a high-speed railway line, energy links and a fibreoptic cable network

Why not? I’ve always wanted to see Siberia. Road trip anyone? In 2021?

Oh, also, I’ve got a bridge for sale, in Brooklyn, if you want to buy some shares…

[via Times of London]

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