Now that Russia has annexed Crimea, there remains the pesky issue of getting there from Russia. Let’s assume for now that Russia won’t grab any more of eastern Ukraine and just drive there through an expanding Russian territory.
On March 3, the Russian government announced it would speed up plans for a bridge to connect its Krasnodar region with Crimea. The bridge will span about a 3-mile stretch of water. Let’s hope they build the bridge with Chinese steel; Putin needs all the friends he can get.
Bridges, of course, take time to build. In the meantime, you can get there by ferry, or guided-missile cruiser. You can fly in. But there is another option available to the president or oligarch who has everything.
Chicago-based manufacturer Mercier-Jones announced it will be delivering its first 10 Supercraft hovercrafts in May. Perhaps Putin would like to get on the list for one. Each Supercraft costs $75,000 and, promises CEO Michael Mercier, will be “the car of the future you can drive really fast over land, ice, sand, water and everything in between.”