Russian govt didn't discuss project to build tunnel under Bering Strait - Yakunin

The ambitious project to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait to connect two continents, Eurasia and north America, has not been discussed at the level of the government yet, Russian railways' CEO Vladimir Yakunin said.

The ambitious project to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait to connect two continents, Eurasia and north America, has not been discussed at the level of the government yet, Russian railways' CEO Vladimir Yakunin said.

"The Russian authorities are not involved in this case. It's the Americans' initiative, they are talking at the level of the railways companies, and this project has not reached interstate level yet," Yakunin told reporters on Tuesday.

He later said there is a ready project to connect Russian territories to Alaska via a tunnel built under the Bering Strait.

"The only thing is to find consumers for this project," Yakunin said.

Yakunin said the project is currently not being discussed at the level of the government. "Naturally, the government is not considering it," he said.

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