December 30, 2011

Russia Pulling Ahead in the Arctic

Michael Byers, Toronto Star

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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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