The Chinese and the Russian regional media are having a field day with this comparison (home.xinhua-news.com/gdsdetailxhs/share/4338075-?pageflag=iframe and flashsiberia.com/news/obzor-pressy-kitaya-sotrudnichestvo-rossii-i-knr-v-zhd-perevozkah-stroitelstvo-mostov-mezhdu).
The second concerns Putin’s pride and joy, the Kerch bridge to occupied Crimea. Not only has a portion of the railroad span fallen into the sea but there aren’t enough roads to service it on the Russian side and experts say it is located on a weak foundation and may collapse ( and
But no Putinist idea, no matter how outrageous, stays dead, especially if his pride or money for his friends is at stake stays dead. Now, Nezavisimaya gazeta reports, the line item for this bridge to nowhere is back in the Russian budget for next year ( ).