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    Russia Is Building Bridges … to Nowhere

    In Russia’s vastness, infrastructure can make life-or-death differences. Before the recent construction of one bridge, two Siberian villages were isolated for four freezing months each year. While Moscow can afford such roads, rails and pipelines, critics say they’re haphazard and lack public support outside of those who directly benefit.

    Where could it have the biggest impacts? Russia’s previously ice-locked Northern Passage is becoming navigable as global warming sets in, so the Kremlin is investing in shipping infrastructure that could transform East-West cargo routes.

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