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Russia’s getting creative and ambitious. Hot on the heels of recent plans for a supersonic, electric-powered plane with a 200-tonne payload, and 1,200mph speeds comes a new idea – a road which could, in theory, take you from London to New York. The chief of Russian Railways has proposed building a trans-Siberian highway which would cross the Bering Sea to Alaska. The report, published this week, doesn’t specify how the road would cross the sea, but does state that the economic returns – also unspecified – would make up for the costs – expected to be trillions of dollars.

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