This EIR map of projected rail construction is based on a Russian Railways map titled “Prospective Topology of the Russian Federation’s Rail Network Development until 2030,” which was presented by a Russian Railways spokesman at the April 24, 2007 conference on the Bering Strait tunnel project. The SOPS organization, of which Victor Razbegin is deputy chairman, sponsored that Moscow event. Among the “railroads of strategic importance,” planned for construction between 2015 and 2030, is the 3,500-km line from the Lena River near Yakutsk to the Bering Strait at Uelen. Its spur to the coastal town of Magadan is designated as one of the “railroads of social importance,” which are connections to cities that would otherwise be isolated. The Yakutsk-Magadan rail segment is to be finished by 2015.