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4 Apr, 2008 02:25

Russia-America tunnel in the pipeline?

A tunnel linking Russia's Far Eastern Chukotka and the west coast of Alaska in the U.S. will be discussed at a meeting between Presidents Putin and Bush at the weekend, reports The Sunday Times newspaper in the UK. The two leaders are meeting in the Black

The proposed 100-kilometre tunnel was first discussed in Tsarist Russia, but was soon abandoned because of a lack of funds.

It is estimated that a tunnel linking the two continents will cost $US 30 billion.

The Sunday Times is linking Roman Abramovich with the project. But the Chukotka governor, one of Russia’s richest billionaires, has dismissed the claims.