World Russia Japan Vladimir Putin Shinzo Abe Russia wants to strike a deal with Japan to build a 28-mile bridge between the two countries that could link Moscow to Tokyo by land and rail. The project has repeatedly come up in discussions between officials from the two countries. During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s previous term, the Kremlin greatly intensified its outreach to the world’s third biggest economy. Putin reignited speculation about the long-rumored project last year, when he announced that a land link between Russia and Japan would have “planetary” significance. A train guard checks his watch ahead of departure as he leans out of a window on a Shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo Train Station on May 02, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. As currently planned, the bridge would link the Russian island of Sakhalin with Japan’s northernmost major island of Hokkaido. Carl Court/Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World Since then, the future of the project has been unclear, but Moscow’s envoy to Japan said it is still very much on… Read full this story
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