Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, April 13, 2012

Putin to Palin: Dig This!

Would you buy a used car from either of these guys?
Call it Vladimir's Dream or Sarah's Nightmare. In 2008, during one of their notorious oko za oko (eyeball to eyeball) lovefests, the then president Putin proposed to then president Bush a tunnel from Chukotka to Alaska. It would have meant a 64 mile drive under the Bering Strait. A horror for most of us, but then we don't have Putin's KGB training or Bush's God-given nerves of steel.

The idea for such a tunnel goes back to Tsar Nicholas II. Perhaps they discussed reviving it during their drive in Vlad's beautiful 1956 Volga (photo courtesy No word on what Tsar George II's response was.

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