London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.
As Asya Pereltsvaig, the author of Languages of the World, wrote: “That’s what happens when Russia’s main problems, fools and roads (дураки и дороги), are combined…” It’s the opposite idea of the summer road trip that is designed to hit all the major tourist sites.
Questions to Ponder: What are the pros and cons of this project? What would it take to actually happen? This map is a Mercator Projection–would a different map change your perspective on the feasibility of the project?