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Putin’s American dream: Russia plans to build high speed transport corridor to New York

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Russia has unveiled plans to build a high speed transport corridor linking New York and London through the socialist country by railways and superhighway.

The head of Russia’s state railways, Vladimir Yakunin revealed the plans at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He said that the project would boost global economic growth.

‘This is an inter-state, inter-civilization, project. It should be an alternative to the current model, which has caused a systemic crisis.’ Yakunin was quoted in newspaper Siberian Times.

The project will also include oil and gas pipelines for better accessibility of Russian Petro-industry by the rest of the world.

The project, which is being called Trans-Eurasian Belt Development will see the development of high speed railways and motorways from Eastern Europe, across Siberia and over the Bering Strait to Alaska.

Talks about creating a transportation system in Bering Strait have been on since the late 19th century but till now have not borne fruit.

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People Protesting For Climate Change Block London Bridges

About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked traffic.

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Environmental campaigners from the direct action group Rebellion demonstrate on Westminster Bridge in central London, Britain. VOA

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

A group called “Extinction Rebellion” encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the country.

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

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Metropolitan Police said emergency vehicles were hampered from getting across London because of the “blockade” of five bridges. The force said it had asked all protesters to congregate at Westminster Bridge where officers can facilitate lawful protest.

About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked traffic and glued themselves to gates outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. (VOA)