It remains unclear how drivers would make the jump across the Bering Sea between Alaska and Siberia, though. Perhaps just driving really fast and hoping for the best? Or more likely, by the time this thing takes off, by flying car. Since, as videos prove, Russians are not bound by the limits of conventional motor vehicles.
Even the head of the Russian Academy of Science, Vladimir Fortov, sounded skeptical when he told the Siberian Times the project is "very ambitious and expensive.” No kidding. However, he also said it would “solve many problems in the development of the vast region.”
But it’s unlikely that anyone will be driving from the Last Frontier to Europe anytime soon. The project would cost “trillions of dollars” to build, and would be a huge environmental burden.
And even with the promise of Europe at the end of tunnel, who’s willing to drive through Russia for more than a week? That settles it, really.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.