M56 Lena highway funding diverted to Crimea

M56 Lena highway funding: The Russian Finance Ministry is proposing  to reduce spending on the M56 Lena highway in Siberia to help fund developments in Crimea and Sevastopol. The original plan for the M56 includes the construction of new bridge over the River Lena and the construction or upgrade of about 1,200 km of road linking Yakutsk to Nevers. rbc