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Russia has proposed the creation of the largest highway on the planet, linking Europe with North America.
President of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin proposed project to establish a long 19,955 km superhighway, which will start in London, will pass through the Bering Strait and ends in New York.

The project is called – Trans-Eurasian Belt Development and will use the 9980 km of existing Russian road network connecting both ends of the country.

Russia and the United States will be connected through the 88-kilometer section passing over or under the Bering Strait.

“This is interstate, inter-civilizational project,” said Yakunin, quoted by The Siberian Times and CNN.

President of Russian Railways also said that the project should be based on leading, not catching technologies and called it “alternative to the current model, which causes periodic crises.”

The Siberian Times newspaper claims that if the project is successful, will arise new cities, new plants and will open many new jobs.

Yakunin even likened the creation of a superhighway with – electrification of the USSR carried out by Lenin and Stalin between 1920 and 1935.

Vladimir Fortov, Chairman of the Russian Academy of Sciences says that the draft superhighway is quite “ambitious and expensive” and its implementation “will solve many problems in the development of large and vast territories.”

President of the Russian Academy of Sciences believes that the superhighway will help to be removed insulation of eastern regions of Russia.

According to CNN building a superhighway will cost trillions of dollars, but Yakunin says that the project will create economic benefits outweighing the costs.

So far, the longest highway in the world is “Highway 1” in Australia, which is making a tour around the coast of the continent and has a length of 14,485 km. Second is the “Trans-Siberian Highway” beginning at St. Petersburg and ending in Vladivostok and has total length of about 11,000 km.

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