In case you weren’t already aware, Russians are crazy. There's video evidence. And the newest proof? They want to build a road that'd connect people all the way from Florida, through Russia, and on to the UK. You know, just a 12,400mi freeway.
Proposed by the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin at a Russian Academy of Science meeting, the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR) would include a superhighway, high-speed rail, and gas and oil pipelines (sounds simple!), and run adjacent to the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia, before linking to existing highways in Europe.
The uber-ambitious project -- which is hoped to boost tourism and turn Russia into a transportation superpower -- would look something like this if it became a reality: