Publish button
Login to download. Need an ID and password? Register now!
TRANSPORTE: Abre puente ruso a Crimea infographic
Responsive button

El puente del Estrecho Kerch anre antes de lo programado

Graphic News

May 9, 2018 -- Se inaugura con seis meses de anticipación el puente sobre el Estrecho Kerch, a través del Mar Negro, que une a Crimea con Rusia. El puente carretero y ferroviario de 19km es un proyecto político insignia para Moscú cuando busca consolidar su control sobre Crimea, que se anexó en 2014 luego de un referéndum no reconocido sobre la unificación con Rusia.

The bridge, which some Russians have dubbed “Putin’s bridge”, will be the longest dual-purpose span in Europe.

For the bridge to overcome treacherous conditions in the region, thousands of pylons have been driven into the seabed for stability with space in between to allow strong currents to flow through.

When finished, the bridge should be able to carry 40,000 vehicles and 94 trains per day.

Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine drew international condemnation and sanctions, but many Russians saw it as restoring Moscow’s rule over a region they regard as being historically Russian.

NEW GRAPHIC NEWS - a new website for a new era, coming soon…

And it will be worth the wait! The Graphic News website is undergoing a complete redesign. The new site will not only see improvements in terms of speed and user experience, but will also include many new features. For example, existing subscribers will be able to manage their accounts online via a group dashboard, and add selected graphics to lists for project planning (and which can be shared across the group).

Existing users will need to register individually - we’ll be sending instructions to our main contacts at each group and will be on hand to help you through the process, which we hope will be seamless!

If you don’t already have an account but are interested in the service, just click on the button below and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Further information to follow over the coming weeks. Any questions, please contact us at helpdesk @