December 30, 2011
Russia Pulling Ahead in the Arctic
Michael Byers, Toronto Star
Unlocking Russia's Arctic treasure chest will require new transportation routes. Some Siberian officials envisage a railway to the Bering Strait and beyond through a tunnel to North America. It's easy to dismiss the plan as unrealistic, until you remember that the Trans-Siberian Railway connecting Europe to China and the Pacific was once also only a dream.
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