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    Poland builds canal to bypass Russia.

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    papa_umau
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    Poland builds canal to bypass Russia.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 11:26 am

    Poland plans a new canal to link Vistula Lagoon with the Baltic Sea

    Poland plans to construct a new canal to bypass a stretch of coastline controlled by Russia, as the country tries to rid itself of dependence on its neighbour.

    Costing an estimated 167 million, the planned canal will link the Vistula Lagoon in the north east of Poland with the Baltic Sea.

    Currently, all sea traffic from the lagoon and the flourishing port of Elblag has to travel through Russian waters to get to the Baltic. The canal will cut through a narrow strip of land separating the lagoon from the sea.

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    Read more on this from The Telegraph HERE




    I found this article very interesting when one thinks that Poland has had a torrid time over the years trying to divest itself from Communist Russia.

    I am sure that The Ukraine and the rest of the new ex-Eastern-bloc countries - especially The European Union - will take solace from this act.

    I wonder how Vladimir Putin will look on this action ?


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    Re: Poland builds canal to bypass Russia.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 14 Aug 2014, 12:07 pm

    That's interesting Paps.

    I say well done Poland as they, like many of the other ex Eastern-bloc countries, will be put under pressure by Russia to stay with the Russian Federation rather than going with the EU.

    What with the problems in Ukraine and Russia doing a lot of sabre-rattling we could very well see a second cold war emerging here.
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    Re: Poland builds canal to bypass Russia.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 15 Aug 2014, 12:34 pm

    Russia are terrified over what is going on in the EU just now as every year we see ex-Soviet-bloc countries clamouring to be accepted into a greater Europe.



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