Russian President Vladimir Putin officially opened the Kerch Strait Bridge, which links the Crimean Peninsula with southern Russia, by getting behind the wheel of a Kamaz truck with the words “Let’s go!” and leading a convoy across on Tuesday. Putin expressed confidence that the cargo and rail sections of the bridge will also be ready “to a high standard, by the deadline.” The construction of... Еще the 19-kilometre (11.8-mile) bridge, the longest in Russia, has been underway since February 2016. The bridge can accommodate up to 40,000 cars and 47 trains per day, with 14 million passengers and 13 million tonnes of cargo per year. The railway section is expected to open in early 2019. The road section of the bridge will be open to the public on Wednesday.