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    The worlds longest road trip planned..

    Russia wants to build a road linking the Atlantic with the Pacific



    RUSSIA has unveiled plans to build a super highway that would stretch from the UK to the USA, carving its way through the length of Russia to create the world’s longest road.

    The Trans-Eurasian belt Development (TEPR) would stretch 20,000km linking the Pacific with the Atlantic and was presented at a meeting of the Russian Academy of Science by the head of the Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin.



    Reported in The Siberian Times, the huge transportation route would span the entire length of Russia and include major roads, a new train network, pipelines for oil and gas and the laying of facilities for electricity and water supplies.

    If the idea is successful, it is expected to create 10 to 15 new industries, new cities, new jobs and aid development of Siberia and the Far East.

    Said to require trillions of dollars to construct, Vladimir Fortov, the Head of the Russian Academy of Science, said the project was “very ambitious and expensive”, but necessary to connect the cities and towns dotting the huge landmass.

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    If this plan materialised in our lifetimes then i would gladly cycle it.

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    You'd be lucky to be in your eighties, then, embarking on a 20,000 km journey...

    !,000 km per day, so 20 days, na?...

    Hans Up looked quite sharp in his 80's...


    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    The worlds longest rode trip planned..
    Any Rhodes scholars in the group?...

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    No scholars, only rodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    If this plan materialised in our lifetimes then i would gladly cycle it.
    You would probably finish first; the nightmare of dealing with the bureaucracy of every country you would pass through to get the license, registration and insurance necessary for any motor vehicle would take longer than the drive itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Hans Up looked quite sharp in his 80's...
    Funny story that, but no, the Hans Up story's a joke.

    So what about the UFOs seen in his neck of the woods,...not him cooking a rabbit over an open fire then?

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    Any story with more than one Vladimir in it gotta be taken with a pinch of salt and a shot of vodka.

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    They do that like tequila?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    Any story with more than one Valium in it gotta be taken with a pinch of salt and a shot of vodka.
    Fixed that for ya mate.

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    ^^And sometimes with pepper too, like fish n' chips.

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