"End of History". Why did the authorities abandon the bridge to Sakhalin


“The end of story”, - with these words Sergey Ivanov, the special envoy of the President of Russia for environmental protection, ecology and transport, ended the story of the Sakhalin Bridge that had not begun. So is this bridge really needed, and what arguments should be followed when making a decision?


The idea to connect Sakhalin Island and the continental part of the Russian Far East arose a long time ago. Options for building a bridge, a dam and even an underwater tunnel have been proposed. The successful launch of the Crimean Bridge gave rise to talk again about another potential megaproject, Mr. Ivanov explained:

So, they say, Crimea was connected, now Sakhalin would not hurt.

At first, both regional and federal authorities strongly supported the construction, but now political the winds in Moscow suddenly changed their direction. What has changed? If we summarize what was said by the special representative of the president, then the main arguments against the Sakhalin Bridge will be the following:

At first, for "economic payback »of the bridge crossing there is not a sufficient flow of goods.

SecondlyFor some reason, the official is clearly frightened by the need to lay 536 kilometers of railroad tracks in the "deserted taiga." And this supposedly "pointless work" will cost more than the bridge.

Thirdly, between the lines you can read the Kremlin's message to the Far East that "there is no money."

What I would like to say about this. On the one hand, yes, if we consider the Sakhalin Bridge as a business project, then its recoupment is not visible in the foreseeable future. And money, yes, now it is not enough, in the "fat years" somehow hands did not reach, they preferred to invest more in American Treasuries than in their own infrastructure. On the other hand, is it really possible to approach the development of a country from the point of view of an accountant with a calculator? Well, then you have to be consistent and rethink a lot more, right?

First of all, the construction of a bridge and half a thousand kilometers of railway tracks in the Khabarovsk Territory along the "deserted taiga" will increase the transport connectivity of Russia. Residents of Sakhalin will cease to live like “on an island” in every sense of the word. During storms, the port stops working and supply problems begin. For example, gasoline is imported there, you cannot deliver it in sufficient quantity by plane, there is nothing to talk about.

Further, it is rather strange to listen to the complaints of officials that there is not enough traffic. And where does he come from? I would like to ask Mr. Ivanov, is there some causal relationship between the “deserted taiga” and the absence of a railway and work in it? Maybe first it is necessary to invest in infrastructure and roads, and after them the rest of the economy will catch up? Local contractors will receive orders, new jobs will appear, which will positively affect the state of the depressed Far Eastern region. Sakhalin and the Far East as a whole are the most beautiful places, the simplification of transport accessibility with them will become an incentive for the development of tourism. As it turned out recently, even fashionable surfing is actively practiced there.

Infrastructure development, construction of bridges, airfields and other things are not business projects with immediate impact, as "effective officials" see it, but a direct responsibility of the state to its population. “The end of story” - it somehow sounded very symbolic. And if not on a bridge that will connect the Russian Far East into a single transport network, then where should the saved funds be spent? Some other pipeline?
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 December 2020 14: 05
    +4
    It is necessary to issue a decree - All officials and moneybags should transfer their dachas abroad to Sakhalin and the Far East. Then the bridge will be quickly built, and the road will be laid, even a two-track one!
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 December 2020 14: 47
    +1
    Everything went to this. Before the crown, it was still possible to throw to optimize miliards at the World Cup, at the Olympics, at Mutko with his doping / anti-doping.

    Now the state aligarchs need to save up for bonuses.
    Have promoted with bridges, and that's enough.
    Medvedev said Hold on ....
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 1 December 2020 14: 54
    0
    It may be that one of the assistants to the main island has already sold, but forgot to say and remind about it in the will. The clearest thing is that the owner of this island (Japan's mother) forbade the construction of the bridge.
  4. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 1 December 2020 15: 04
    +2
    Is this the same Ivanov who attached the memorial plaque to Mannerheim and which the Leningraders eventually threw away? Who was kicked out of the heads of the presidential administration to the "Autonomous non-profit organization" Euro-Asian Center for the Study, Preservation and Restoration of Leopard Populations "and invented a sinecure to look after the environment? Is he in charge of money or forms state programs?
  5. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 1 December 2020 15: 39
    +3
    And these people always have no money in the Russian Federation, but we have summer cottages in London, Bulgaria, Italy and Greece ... there are always ... let them live on 11000 rubles a month and (they do not deny themselves anything) !!! And yes, instead of service Mercedes and Jeeps Kalina them ... First of all, it is necessary to save on snickering Moscow and regional princes ...
  6. SASS Offline SASS
    SASS (Sass) 1 December 2020 17: 51
    0
    Is there a government decision? President? It was not clear what kind of special representative of the President of Russia for environmental protection, ecology and transport Sergei Ivanov vyaknul and rushed ...
    Just to chat)))
    1. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
      whitebeard 1 December 2020 18: 39
      0
      "Vyaknul", for a minute, one of the closest presidential friends. So, with a high degree of probability, Himself thinks the same way now.
  7. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 December 2020 18: 37
    +1
    Manilovsky railway bridges to Sakhalin ... Here is the Yakutsk region to connect the railway, because only on the winter road the highway becomes a pass ... And many places where railway and bridges are more needed ... The Sakhalin bridge is in tune with the Bering bridge to Alaska, sounds beautiful, and the essence of utter nonsense ...
  8. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
    whitebeard 1 December 2020 18: 38
    -2
    Yes, Ivanov said everything correctly. This is the Soviet tradition of paving the taiga with "golden toilet bowls", which (among other things) destroyed the USSR, and would not lead Russia to good if it was implemented. The economy should be economical - there is nothing free, the costs should be appropriate to the situation and pay off, albeit comprehensively and in the long term. Without Yap's cargo transit to Europe (and this depends on the peace treaty), the bridge will indeed be economically inexpensive, even comprehensively and even in the long term. And to improve the transport connection of Sakhalin with the mainland with the current volume of the island's economy is much more prudent by strengthening the ferry crossing, especially since the Kerch crossing remained out of work after the Crimean bridge - the equipment can be used in the Far East
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 2 December 2020 07: 36
      -1
      Quote: whitebeard
      Yes, Ivanov said everything correctly. This is the Soviet tradition of paving the taiga with "golden toilet bowls", which (among other things) destroyed the USSR, and will not bring Russia to good if it is implemented.

      The USSR was killed by three drunk men in the forest.
      P.S. we are not talking about the bridge separately, you can fill the dam at a cheaper price, we are talking about the complex development of a depressed region.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 2 December 2020 16: 40
        0
        The road to nowhere will only contribute to the withdrawal of the population and Sakhalin .. What to develop there, it is better to the Vladivostok-Khabarovsk region, to invest there both railways and bridges ...
  9. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 1 December 2020 19: 05
    0
    Quote: whitebeard
    The Kerch ferry was left out of work after the Crimean bridge - the equipment can be used on the Far East

    Kerch per-right - 5 km across the Strait of the Azov Sea. Sakhalin ferry Vanino-Kholmsk 260 km across the Tatar Strait. Captain Nemo however! fool
  10. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 1 December 2020 19: 23
    +2
    So is this bridge really needed, and what arguments should be followed when making a decision?

    A bridge to Sakhalin is the same ephemeral idea as building a bridge across the Bering Strait.
    The investment required is huge and there are no prospects for recoupment, but constant costs for maintenance, overhaul and other costs are guaranteed.
    The Kerch Strait Bridge is needed for political, economic, defensive, and a variety of other reasons, and toll receipts partially offset the costs.
    As for the imported gasoline in the Sakhalin province, if there are oil fields, the construction of an oil refinery for local needs will cost a thousand times cheaper.
    The approach to the development of the state does not fundamentally differ from the development of any business except for the scale and requires expanded production, cash infusions, long-term money at low interest rates, and new and advanced production - administrative support, start-up capital, tax exemptions, etc., and etc.

    if not on a bridge that will connect the Russian Far East into a single transport network, then where should the saved funds be spent?

    For the construction of the Yakutsk-Nizhny Bestyakh bridge, for the construction of the Kolyma-Omsukchan-Omolon-Anadyr road and its branches, for the development of deposits, the construction of new floating nuclear power plants, the creation of the infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route - ports, ship repair plants, airfields, navigation and communication facilities, housing construction, treatment facilities, reclamation of polluted areas, etc., etc.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 2 December 2020 07: 43
      0
      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      As for the imported gasoline in the Sakhalin province, if there are oil fields, the construction of an oil refinery for local needs will cost a thousand times cheaper.

      It was said about gasoline as an example, everything is imported there.

      The approach to the development of the state does not fundamentally differ from the development of any business except for the scale and requires expanded production, cash infusions, long-term money at low interest rates, and new and advanced production - administrative support, start-up capital, tax exemptions, etc., and etc.

      You are wrong. More precisely, you are substituting concepts in the worst liberal traditions of demagoguery. The state has a number of responsibilities that should not be profitable at all, but must be implemented. In particular, infrastructure development. For example, the state (represented by the federation, subjects or municipalities) must pull the road to a remote village, even if 5 families live there. It will have zero income from this, but it MUST do it.
      1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
        Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 December 2020 11: 12
        +2
        1. About gasoline, this is in response to the above example.
        2. Private business has no less responsibilities than the state, which do not bring profit at all, but must be implemented under the roof of public-private partnership in all spheres and levels.
        This is the essence of state capitalism, when the state subordinates, controls and directs capitalism to solve state problems, as the Chinese Communist Party and Vladimir Putin, who is outside the political parties, as if by himself, and this is their most important and principled difference.
        3. Government management should not be confined to the nomenklatura framework of representatives of big business and the nepotism of the ruling class. Examples of this are above the roof and the most revealing - in the most "democratic" country, the United States.
        Lenin also spoke about the wide (!) Involvement of representatives of the Nizov (!) In state administration, which is possible only through the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
        Under all other conditions, the representation of the proletariat has a single, ostentatious character and does not have any influence on the policy of the state. Capitalist "democracy" is a form of domination by big capital through the so-called. "Free" elections, when the slaves are given the right to choose one of the representatives of the ruling class.
        1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
          Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 December 2020 12: 15
          +2
          And yet, about the roads where 5 people live. Public-private partnership means - roads with 5 people, cleaning of territories, festive events, financing of mass and sports events, sports, culture and everything else, not to mention national projects - ice skating palace, Russky Island, Sochi, Skolkovo , the same Rotenberg bridge, etc., etc. All this is connected with the diversion of working capital from the basis of the sphere of activity of private capital, and this is a latent potential opposition to the policy of Vladimir Putin, who is outside the political party, and therefore is not accountable to anyone except the people, and the people are the average temperature in the hospital, alone earn 1 million a day, while others live on 1 minimum wage.
  11. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
    Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 1 December 2020 22: 14
    0
    The bridge needs to be built. Sergey Borisych, you're wrong.
  12. Cetron Offline Cetron
    Cetron (Peteris) 1 December 2020 23: 43
    -1
    Gather all the liberals - enemies of Russia, a pick, a shovel, a wheelbarrow in hand, and let them build a railroad embankment and a dam across the Tatar Strait. Exemption period: completion of the dam construction. (The enemies of the Soviet regime dug the Belomorkanal in a couple of years. At least some benefit).
    1. nothing they will dig these dead drunken
      1. magma Offline magma
        magma (Tatyana) 2 December 2020 10: 31
        0
        Depends on the methods of coercion
        1. for the life of me - they won't tell
          1. Cetron Offline Cetron
            Cetron (Peteris) 3 December 2020 00: 27
            -1
            If the patlatovy with the caodla from the "echo of matzo", snickering from the "rain", is placed against the wall in public, the rest will not only fill the dam on Sakhalin, but the island itself will be extended to Japan!
            1. hmmm ... need to think!
    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 3 December 2020 12: 57
      0
      Empty talk about the plus signs? You yourself understand that this will not happen.

      Quote: Cetron
      Gather all the liberals - enemies of Russia, a pick, a shovel, a wheelbarrow in hand, and let them build a railroad embankment and a dam across the Tatar Strait. Exemption period: completion of the dam construction. (The enemies of the Soviet regime dug the Belomorkanal in a couple of years. At least some benefit).
  13. yes, the bridge is needed, but there is definitely no money and there will not be - everyone went to the alligarhat ocean yachts
  14. Poloj Offline Poloj
    Poloj (Serge) 2 December 2020 08: 48
    0
    This is quite a logical answer to the Yamyfurgal herd