Friday, 17.08.2018
A recently proposed project to build a new highway along the Black Sea between Dzhugba and Sochi, with its whopping $19 billion price tag, might become Russia’s most expensive road, Vedomosti reported recently. The project, part of President Vladimir Putin’s plan to boost the economy by increasing government spending...
A project for developing light railway in the Russian city of Omsk as an alternative to the uncompleted metro line is likely to be of interest to foreign investors, Eduard Safronov, a professor at Siberian State Automobile and Highway Institute, has said, according to Interfax news agency. "We historically developed and...
The Tupolev Tu-22M3M, Russia’s heavily upgraded long-range missile-carrying bomber, will perform its first demonstration flight in September, the CEO of the Tupolev Aircraft Company Alexander Konyukhov told TASS news agency on Tuesday. "In September, the plane will perform its debut flight as part of factory trials, following which it will...
Russian Railways plans to introduce new budget train cars for customers willing to endure a lack of air conditioning and toilets, Vedomosti reports. Federal Passenger Co., the subsidiary which runs long-distance passenger services for the state-owned Russian Railways, said in an annual report that it plans to upgrade a third...
The airport in Salzburg, Austria reported a record number of Russian tourists in a single day this Saturday, when it listed an inrush of 11,000 Russian and Ukrainian holidaymakers, ETN reports. Salzburg is a popular destination for Russian tourists in recent years, attracting mostly young families with children from the...
Russian airline Pobeda, a low-cost company which is part of the Aeroflot group, may purchase 30 new Boeing 737 MAX8 aircraft, according to information on Russia’s state procurement website. The company is now holding a tender for consulting services for the purchase of aircraft, documents published on the website reveal,...
The tallest building in Russia and Europe, the Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg, Russia has been revealed as the massive construction project nears completion, Russian channel Top TV reports. The twisted supertall skyscraper, standing 462 meters high, finished construction in June 2018. It is the 13th tallest building in the...
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has sided with Russia in a dispute over railway vehicles and equipment launched by Ukraine in 2015, Politico reports. In October 2015, Kiev filed a claim with the World Trade Organization against Russia over restrictions slapped on supplies of Ukrainian rolling stock and railroad...
American sanctions in Iran will not affect the country’s railway cooperation with Russia, says Hossein Ashouri, deputy director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, according to Mehr news agency.  The official said the previous sanctions weren’t able to affect the ongoing Iran-Russia railway construction projects.   “In recent years,...
Ukraine has said that the newly-built Russian bridge to Crimea, the peninsula it annexed in 2014, is used by Moscow to delay its neighbor’s ships, exert political pressure and hurt its economy, Bloomberg reports. Ukraine’s State Border Service said Wednesday that inspections of vessels have risen sharply since the 19-kilometer...