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Russian News and Stories

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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27 Dec 2017 | Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Our team wishes you a Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season. May this season and the coming year bring you lots of bright moments and colorful travels.

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7 Dec 2017 | Passangers would be able to purchase train tickets 90 days prior to the departure

Passangers would be able to purchase train tickets 90 days prior to the departure

Starting from 10th of December 2017, the sales for the train tickets for all long-distance trains and attachable carriages, which operate within the territory of Russian Federation, will be open 90 days prior to the departure (excepting the trains operated by JSC "PKS", LLC "Tverskoi Express", OJSC TK "Grand Service Express", OJSC "Kuzbass Prigorod").

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8 Nov 2017 | The biggest Railway Museum has been opened in St. Petersburg

The biggest Railway Museum has been opened in St. Petersburg

In the end of October, the new Railway Museum was opened on a territory of an old depot of the Baltiyskiy Railway Station. At the ceremony of open doors took part the major Georgiy Poltavchenko, the Transport Minister of Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov, the head of OJSC "RZD" Oleg Belozerov and the honorable railway employees.

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30 Oct 2017 | New banknotes introduced by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

New banknotes introduced by the Central Bank of the Russian  Federation

On October,12 2017 Central Bank announced that new 200 and 2000 ruble banknotes will be put into circulation in December, 2017. Design of new banknotes was chosen through a popular vote.

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27 Sep 2017 | Ten most hospitable cities of Russia

Ten most hospitable cities of Russia

According to the users of Booking.com, the most hospitable city in Russia is Kazan. The capital of Tatarstan has charmed tourists with its unique architecture, transport accessibility, distinctive cuisine, and with the hospitality of local people.

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31 Aug 2017 | The people of the Primorye have chosen the best places of the region

The people of the Primorye have chosen the best places of the region

The main attractions, the historical figures, and events of the Primorsky Krai were appointed through the public voting. As a result, three winners were selected: The Russian and the Golden Bridge, the Petrov Island, the Marine reserve of Khasansky district.

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27 Jul 2017 | The Wooden Jar Yard to appear in Taltsy Museum near Irkutsk

The Wooden Jar Yard to appear in Taltsy Museum near Irkutsk

The architectural-ethnographic museum Taltsy will be expanded with the new exposition space. This museum is a part of all Trans-Siberian tour programs. Here, visitors will be able to hear stories about drinking establishments of the 17th century in the new Wooden Jar Yard and play a chuck-a-luck game. Earlier, such yards were almost in every town. The wooden jar yards are the older version of the contemporary bars and cafes.

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22 Jun 2017 | The 10 most English-speaking cities of Russia

The 10 most English-speaking cities of Russia

According to the rating of the most English speaking cities in Russia, the leading positions belong to Moscow and St. Peterburg, followed by Novosibirsk, Kazan, Vladivostok, Nizhniy Novgorod, Omsk, Kaliningrad, Perm, and Ufa. The rating was developed by the Research Center of Regional Problems.

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18 May 2017 | The bridge between Russia, PRC and JAO will be included in the "New Silk Way"

The bridge between Russia, PRC and JAO will be included in the "New Silk Way"

The international infrastructure project will be completed in 2018. The bridge will stretch above the Amur river for over 2 kilometers, with 309 meters of construction located on the Russian side.

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14 Apr 2017 | The modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian railway will be finished in 2019

The modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian railway will be finished in 2019

The 16 objects were planned to be put into operation in 2015. Nonetheless, at the current moment, their technical readiness is estimated to range from 2% to 50%.

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22 Feb 2017 | The East-Siberian Railway will fund the modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian Railway

The East-Siberian Railway will fund the modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian Railway

The East-Siberian Railway will allocate 25 milliard rubles for modernization of Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) and Trans-Siberian Railway. The information was provided by the deputy director of the railway Alexandr Parshikov.

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25 Jan 2017 | The first cargo train from China has arrived in London

The first cargo train from China has arrived in London

The train took off on 1st of January from Chinese province Zhejiang on the far eastern part of the People's Republic of China. The trip through the whole Eurasia took 18 days. It is expected that the trains would go by this route on a weekly basis. The authors of this idea highlight that transportation of goods by train is much faster than by sea and cheaper than by plane.

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