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With help from allies Russia and China, the first new train passenger cars in Cuba in more than four decades set off on their maiden journey across the island on Saturday, Reuters reported. The country’s government hopes the move will start off a total revamp of its decrepit railway...
Transit commitments by Ukraine to the European Union are preventing the country from severing rail connections with Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said on Saturday, according to RIA Novosti. "We merely cannot instantaneously sever traffic between Ukraine and Russia, including rail one, when transit goods are moved into the European...
Serbia plans to borrow billions of dollars from Russia, China and other foreign countries in the coming years to fund investment in regional projects, the country’s infrastructure minister Zorana Mihajlovic said on Friday, according to local TV station N1. China views Serbia and other Balkan countries as part of its...
The administration of Sheremetyevo International Airport addressed the situation with the baggage claim, announcing measures that will be taken to normalize these concerns. The First Deputy General Director of JSC SIA on production, Andrey Nikulin, held a press briefing and apologized to Russian and foreign passengers, whose baggage was not...
The Russian government has approved construction plans for a toll highway that will dramatically cut cargo shipping times between Europe and China, Vedomosti reported on Monday. Russia is pursuing an ambitious infrastructure plan in President Vladimir Putin’s current presidential term, including developing its portion of the strategic China-Western Europe transport...
The new Moscow-St. Petersburg high-speed railway line construction will cost 1.5 trillion rubles ($23.9 billion), the government’s preliminary estimates show, according to Vedomosti. "The preliminary (estimate) is similar to that of Moscow-Kazan - 1.5 trillion (rubles). That is the most expensive section. Second, its length is 800 kilometers, just as...
The parliament of Syria has ratified a bill handing management of the country's largest port to a Russian firm for 49 years, state media said, according to RIA. The vote on Wednesday comes after a deal between Damascus and the Russian company Stroytransgaz for the management, expansion, and...
The governments of Russia and North Korea have begun formal talks on linking their two countries by building the first road bridge over the Tumen River, Interfax reported. At present, there is a rail link, and flights between Pyongyang and Vladivostok are available on Mondays and Fridays, but it is...
Russian airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and Switzerland’s Unilode Aviation Solutions are jointly introducing new digitized main deck cargo-carrying units which are set to revolutionize the delivery of air cargo shipments, Rusaviainsider.com reports. The fire-resistant containers are equipped with a transmitting portable electronic device (TPED) that tracks the location of the container...
Sheremetyevo International Airport marked the official change of its name to “Alexander Pushkin” by unveiling a monument of the great Russian poet, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported. “We are glad that we were the first to start implementing the project of assigning the names of our great compatriots to Russian airports,” Mikhail...