Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
Putin expects Russian-European Mars landing mission to crown with successScience & Space July 21, 18:21
Key facts about ExxonMobil and its business in RussiaBusiness & Economy July 21, 18:14
Nemtsov’s daughter appeals against verdict on her father’s murder with Supreme CourtSociety & Culture July 21, 18:03
Chinese Navy warships arrive in Russian Baltic port for joint drillsMilitary & Defense July 21, 17:57
This week in photos: Putin’s binoculars, Macron's hug and Berlin’s welcome for UK heirsSociety & Culture July 21, 17:43
Putin discloses his code name at intelligence schoolSociety & Culture July 21, 17:39
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.