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Old 10-23-2015, 10:20 AM   #1
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Russia Proposes Trans-continental Super Highway


Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways and speculated successor to Vladimir Putin, has proposed the construction of a super highway from London in the UK to New York City. The proposed Trans-Eurasian Belt Development would travel through Siberia and span the 55 mile gap between the US and Russian over the Bering Sea northwest of Nome.

Though I personally doubt it will happen in the foreseeable future it does present an interesting concept for a bucket list RV trip around the world.

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Old 10-23-2015, 10:59 AM   #2
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I've done the drive to Alaska. I can't imagine driving across Siberia.

It'll never happen. There's no demand for it. For those distances, ships are much more efficient. Rail would be better, and easier to build (narrower right of way) but I still don't see the demand.
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I just got back from Russia a month ago. Heck, they don't even have controlled access highways in their second largest city, St. Petersburg. Their city traffic is like vehicles vs. pedestrians.

The country's even poorer now that their currency has been devalued when the price of oil was cut in half. Add in the expense of taking over of Syria and the Ukraine, and the USSR is has no money to build highways or anything else.
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Man that would be some trip. Big problem for my piece of mind would be the lack of deterrent hardware you would allowed to carry with you. I would also think that this would a convoy operation IMHO.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:39 AM   #5
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This is the kind of thing where I think it WILL happen.. Somebody is going to build that road.. May not happen in our grandchildren's lifetime but it will happen.. Possibly in their grandchildren's lifewtime unless we blow ourselves all to kingdom come.
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Flew across Siberia a couple of times. Up to then, I thought Canada was big.
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:23 PM   #7
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After seeing all the dash cam videos from Russia, do we really want a direct route for them to drive to the US?


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Geez, I think I will buy up some land in Siberia and put in some RV parks along the way!!
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Whats wrong with RV on train?
Anyone ever train the greater part of a long trip?
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I just got back from Russia a month ago. Heck, they don't even have controlled access highways in their second largest city, St. Petersburg. Their city traffic is like vehicles vs. pedestrians.

The country's even poorer now that their currency has been devalued when the price of oil was cut in half. Add in the expense of taking over of Syria and the Ukraine, and the USSR is has no money to build highways or anything else.

Actually the last time I was in St. Petersburg, in 1977, it was called Leningrad, and they DID have "controlled access highways". The way it worked, is that if you didn't have the proper "papers", you didn't get access to the highways, now how's THAT for "control?"
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That would be a neat trip in an RV. It would take a convoy, fuel tenders, refrigerator trucks, etc.

Just think of the sights you would see.

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