A patchwork of state organizations and private companies are forwarding a $65 billion plan to dig a tunnel under the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. The project would serve dual purposes of transport way and pipeline from Siberia's oil reserves. It would also bring the dream of driving around the world to the halfway point. (In other news, a $100 quintillion plan to connect Ireland with Boston was hatched today over copious pints of Harp at Ned Devine's.) We're hoping the resulting roadway won't be as treacherous as Russia's Lefortovo tunnel, shown above.

Russia Plans World's Longest Tunnel, a Link to Alaska [Bloomberg]

In Russia, Car Crashes into YOU!: Accidents in the Lefortovo Tunnel [internal]