The idea of connecting continents divided by the ocean seems impossible. But if we look at the matter more closely, we will see that the devil is not as black as he is painted. Despite the challenges it can create, a project to link Asia and North America, some experts believe, may soon become a reality. But even if it is built, would it be economically beneficial? Would the end justify the means? Alexander Bgatov, PhD in Geography, takes a short look back at the history and development of the project, while Aslambek Aslakhanov, member of the Federation Council, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation assesses the prospects and profitability of future transportation link.