Putin trusted more than Trump, US research center’s survey saysSociety & Culture June 27, 11:39
Russia may build new fast fission nuclear reactor within 10 yearsScience & Space June 27, 9:25
Moscow theater to present Il Trovatore with audio description for visually impairedSociety & Culture June 27, 9:04
Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syrian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 27, 8:50
Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
NOVO-OGARYOVO, August 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin called on officials to present a plan to solve transport problems of expanded Moscow.
“It is necessary now to discuss problems connected with the plan for relocation of the federal bodies of authority to new territories,” Putin noted at the conference on expanding the capital’s boundaries. “We hoped that these proposals will be ready by July 9, 2012,” he said.
Putin said he would like to be given at least a generalized picture of what had been done in this area. He suggested that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin speak of how transport problems of the megapolis will be tackled.
“People in Moscow now spend daily, on an average, 66 minutes for travel by public or personal transport. Every fifth Muscovite travels over three hours a day,” Putin said, citing statistics. “Nearly half of workplaces are concentrated within the Third Ring Road, while this area has only eight percent of the capital’s population. Ninety-two percent of Moscow’s population live in the area between the Third Ring Road and the Moscow Beltway. Another 1,300,000 people commute to the capital from the Moscow region,” he said.
Addressing Sobyanin, the president asked for proposals to resolve the transport problems. “I mean not only the construction and modernization of traffic network, which is necessary, but a more balanced development of the entire territory of the city,” the president said.