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Russia's Grand Project to Build 'Putin's Bridge' to Crimea, in Photos

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday unveiled a new road-and-rail bridge linking the Russian mainland to the annexed peninsula of Crimea.

At a cost of 223 billion rubles ($3.6 billion), the controversial structure is set to be the longest dual-purpose bridge in Europe.