Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Moscow-based rail operator Grand Service Express was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday, for operating a passenger rail service between the Russian mainland and Crimean Peninsula, The Hill reports.  The agency said on Wednesday it added the Russian railroad, as well as...
Works have begun on the construction of a new highway in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, with Turkish company Limak undertaking the $538 million project together with local construction firm Marashstroy, RBC reported. The Ufa Eastern Output, a link between Russia’s M5 and M7 federal highways, will start the projects defined...
A new high-speed railway between Moscow and Helsinki, allowing trains to travel the distance in six hours, is being considered by the Finnish government, RBC reported this week. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development and Foreign Trade of Finland, has recently visited Moscow and discussed the prospect of such an initiative at...
The first highway bridge connecting China and Russia across the Amur (Heilongjiang) River has recently passed the final acceptance test and is ready for opening, the authorities have said, according to Xinhua. The maximum load capacity of the bridge reached 318 tons during the test, Chinese transport and engineering authorities...
Regular freight rail services via the 19-km-long Crimea Bridge, which connects the peninsula with mainland Russia, will kick off on July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, according to Interfax. “The opening of regular rail services should have a positive effect on supplies to the Crimean market, its...
Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has received the initial batch of five Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) airliners from state-run Vnesheconombank (VEB), RNS reported last week. The deliveries were made during the last week of December and form part of a 100-aircraft order placed by Aeroflot with the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Corp...
Technology firm Maxima Digital, a partner of Russia’s Maxima Telecom, will invest $100 million over the next two years to provide free Wi-Fi in metro stations and coaches in the Indian capital Delhi, India Today reports. The company has been working with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) over the past...
The passenger train that arrived in Crimea this week via a new Russian-built bridge illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border, officials in Kiev said on Wednesday, adding that the country has opened a criminal probe into the matter, AP reports. Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the railway...
Moldova has requested a $300 million loan from Russia to finance large infrastructure projects, the president of the former Soviet republic Igor Dodon said this week, according to TASS. Dodon said he discussed the matter with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an official visit last week. "A decision in principle has...
The European Union has condemned the opening of a railway bridge to the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula by President Vladimir Putin as "another violation" by Russia of Ukraine's sovereignty and territory, RFE/RL reported. EU spokesman Peter Stano said not only was the Kerch bridge "a continuation of forced integration of...