Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — sourceMilitary & Defense February 27, 18:54
First stage of Arkhangelsk deepwater port to go operational by 2025Business & Economy February 27, 18:45
Cairo group says military option in Syria 'ruled out' after recapture of AleppoWorld February 27, 18:31
Communication breakdown between Russia and EU deters fight against real threats — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:40
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Railways will present to the national government an updated program of the development of high-speed railroad traffic before the end of June, Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin told reporters at the Russian-Belarusian-Kazakh business dialog in St. Petersburg on Friday.
“After the April 26 conference on the development of railroad transport in Russia, we updated the program of the development of high-speed railroad traffic with due account of the need for such trains in Siberia and the Far East and preparations for 2018 World Cup,” he said. “We will present new proposals to the government before the end of this month.”
The total cost of the high-speed railroad traffic program will depend on the model chosen by the government, Yakunin said. In his words, the Moscow-St. Petersburg high-speed railroad traffic project cost 1.1 trillion rubles, and the entire network may cost five times more.
“The sum will be maximal in the case whole Siberia and Far East are covered with a high-speed railroad traffic network – that is an unbearable burden,” he said.