All doping tests of Russian players at 2014 FIFA World Cup are negativeSport June 25, 15:10
Police refrains from calling Newcastle incident a terrorist attackWorld June 25, 13:14
Putin offers condolences to Pakistan’s president over fire victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 12:39
Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Russian Railways may receive 8 bln rubles ($144.5 mln) from the budget for Moscow - Kazan High Speed Railway (HSR) engineering. Ministries of Transport and Finance were directed "to provide at least 8 bln rubles ($144.5 mln) in 2016 for the purposes of financing the engineering survey and development of the design documentation in respect of Moscow - Kazan HSR," as stated in the minutes of the meeting chaired by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich
The length of the HSR between Moscow and Kazan will be about 770 km, with trains to travel along it at the speed of up to 400 kph. Travel time from Moscow to Kazan will be reduced to 3.5 hours from 14 hours currently. The Russian Railways official added that after the route is launched it can be extended onto Beijing and Europe.
As was previously reported by TASS, the contract to design the route has been recently won by a China-Russian consortium composed of Moscow Transportation Engineering Design Institute, Nizhny Novgorod Metro Design and CREEC (China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd.). The cost of the HSR engineering contract is 20 bln rubles ($361.1 mln) without VAT.