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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...
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...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched via video conference the first train from St. Petersburg to annexed Crimea that will arrive to the peninsula via the new Crimean Bridge, Interfax reports. Putin also used the occasion to kick off regular traffic on the new railroad bridge across the Kerch of...
The new structure of airspace over Moscow, which would enable the operators to significantly reduce air traffic delays, will start operations from December 3 2020, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Maxim Akimov told reporters on Tuesday, according to Gazeta.ru. "One of the most important and forward-looking issues is the approval...
Russia’s state-run fund dedicated to innovation, RVC, and Russian Railways (RZD) have teamed up to launch to two venture funds for industrial and digital investments, reports East-West Digital News reports. Scheduled for launch in 2021, the funds will support early-stage projects, which have “the potential of developing synergies with the...
Sheremetyevo International Airport took part in the 2019 IAR Chinese-European Aviation Summit held on November 20-22, 2019 in Beijing. The Institute for Aviation Research's (IAR) annual event witnessed talks by representatives of leading airlines and airports across Europe and China interested in developing mutually profitable partnerships, the airport's press...
Russia has allocated $3.1 million for the development of a feasibility study for the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway construction project, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said on Monday, according to Regnum news agency. The project was announced back in the early 2000s, but since then it has not been launched. According to the...