The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

“Transcontinental”

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_530

“Transcontinental” – an international corporation developing a project of transport and communication connection between Eurasia and North America by constructing a tunnel under the Bering Strait. For the first time the idea was suggested by the team of specialists headed by French engineer Lebel in 1902 and supported by Russian engineers and entrepreneurs headed by S. Yu. Witte, Chairman of the Russia’s Council of Ministers, as well as by specialists of the expedition under command of member of the London Geographical Society Windt. Decisions on the beginning of construction were taken in 1906, 1913, 1916, 1937, and 1953, but the project never saw practical implementation. International corporation “T.” is registered in Washington and has offices in the United States and Russia.

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