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19 Mar 2019 | The Russian Railways plans to open tickets' sales 120 days in advance

The Russian Railways plans to open tickets' sales 120 days in advance

In 2019, the Russian Railway plans to increase the sales frame for the train tickets up to 120 days. The General Director of the JSC "Federal Passenger Company" Petr Ivanov has made this statement on Monday.

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6 Mar 2019 | The Russian Railways offers online Lost and Found Service

The Russian Railways offers online Lost and Found Service

The Lost and Found Service has been launched on 5th of March 2019. All passengers of the Long-distance trains with managing company AO "FPK" can use this service on the official website of the Russian Railways.

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14 Feb 2019 | How to save on rail tickets?

How to save on rail tickets?

The Russian Railways form their pricing policy based on demand and seasonality. Sometimes, but rarely, passengers are also offered with special prices for certain seats and train routes. Though, in this article we would like to share with you several tips on how to purchase tickets at a more competitive price, considering the time of purchase and demand.

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30 Jan 2019 | The Baikal Ice Skating Marathon to start off in March

The Baikal Ice Skating Marathon to start off in March

The Baikal International Ice Skating Marathon, Russia's most exotic footrace, will be held from 1st till 3rd of March. The Ice skating race will go on frozen water of Baikal Lake, with the starting point at the settlement Sakhyurta of the Irkutsk region, at the Bazarnaya Bay.

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10 Jan 2019 | The modernized Platzkart carriage is planned to be tested by the end of 2019

The modernized Platzkart carriage is planned to be tested by the end of 2019

According to the press-service of the Federal Passenger Company, the first updated Platzkart (3rd class) carriage has been released at the Tambov plant.

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19 Dec 2018 | "The Ski Arrow" train to connect Rostov-on-Don and the Ski Resort "Rosa Khutor"

"The Ski Arrow" train to connect Rostov-on-Don and the Ski Resort "Rosa Khutor"

During the New Year Holidays, the OJSC "RZD" offers to the passengers the special project "The Ski Arrow" train. The train № 17/18 from Rostov-on-Don to Rosa Khutor will be operating during the New Year and Christmas holidays.

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7 Nov 2018 | The pet transport service in now available in 226 Russian trains

The pet transport service in now available in 226 Russian trains

The Federal Passenger Company JSC (a subsidiary of Russian Railways) has increased the list of trains with a pet transport service. It provides a possibility to transport a pet unaccompanied in the luggage compartment.

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18 Oct 2018 | David Bowie: the mysterious passenger of the Trans-Siberian Railway

David Bowie: the mysterious passenger of the Trans-Siberian Railway

The exhibition of the British photographer and producer Geoffrey MacCormack will start off on 27th of October in the Pavillion on the New Holland Island in St. Petersburg. The Photographs trace the friendship and journeys of the artists with David Bowie.

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3 Oct 2018 | The Baikal Nature Reserve is at the forefront of the Ecotourism in Russia

The Baikal Nature Reserve is at the forefront of the Ecotourism in Russia

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has recently announced the rating of the most ecological places of Russia. Among 123 sites have been selected several with the best practices in this field.

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5 Sep 2018 | Vladivostok will celebrate the Day of the Tiger

Vladivostok will celebrate the Day of the Tiger

The Eastern capital will be celebrating the Day of the Tiger for the 12th time. The majority of the Festive events will take place on Sunday 30th of September. The bands "Neschastniy sluchai" and "Chaif" will become the headliners of the concert on the main square.

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1 Aug 2018 | Emir Kusturica will take part in "Stars on Baikal" Music Festival in Irkutsk

Emir Kusturica will take part in "Stars on Baikal" Music Festival in Irkutsk

The Serbian screenwriter Emir Kusturica will participate in the festival "Stars on Baikal", which will take place from 1st to 12th of September, and will play together with The No Smoking Orchestra on the last day of the Festival.

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21 Jun 2018 | The speed suburban trains "Lastochka" would offer free Wi-Fi during FIFA World Cup 2018

The speed suburban trains "Lastochka" would offer free Wi-Fi during FIFA World Cup 2018

The speed suburban trains "Lastochka" are used to link the airport "Koltsovo" and the Railway Station in Ekaterinburg during the FIFA World Cup. For this period all carriages are offering free W-Fi.

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3 May 2018 | The Railway station in Nizhny Novgorod is opened after the reconstruction for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Vitaliy Votolevsky, the Head of Railway Station Directorate, has commented that the renovated Railway station of Nizhny Novgorod is the best Railway station in Russia.

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27 Feb 2018 | The Toy Railway in Yekaterinburg became a venue for historical photoshoot

The Toy Railway in Yekaterinburg became a venue for historical photoshoot

The facilities of the Toy Railway became a scene for the masterclass led by the Alexander Osipov, the famous Urals photographer. The models have performed in exceptional historical costumes while posing next to the locomotives and at the railway platforms and at the wagon depot.

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12 Jan 2018 | The first High-speed Railway in Russia might be open in the Ural

The very first high-speed railway might be open not in the European part of Russia, but in the Ural. Such a statement has been made by the local government and investors.

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