I’m not totally sure what changed between 2007 and the other day, except the price, but Russia is again making noise about building a tunnel under the Bering Strait connecting Russia and Alaska. The price difference between 2007 and 2011? $33 billion (from $65 billion to $99 billion). I have a feeling the tunnel will never end up getting built, at least for travelers.
What’s really crazy to me, though is, it takes 18.5 hours to get from London to Moscow, but to get to the other side of Russia, Chita, it takes 106 hours. That’s wild.