Bank of Russia disclaims reports hackers steal 2B rubles from its correspondent accountsBusiness & Economy December 03, 14:42
Moscow sees nothing new in Congress banning cooperation between military of two countriesRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 14:41
Lavrov: joint projects with Japan to bring relations to new levelRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 12:29
Defense ministry says Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Aleppo daily 'unlike UK'World December 03, 7:29
Foreign ministers of Russia, Japan will discuss Putin’s upcoming visit to TokyoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 3:37
President of Luxembourg Forum welcomes Russia’s attention to threat of nuclear terrorismWorld December 03, 3:11
Presidential polls to determine vector for Uzbekistan’s further development — CEC chairmanWorld December 03, 2:44
Lavrov, Kerry discuss settlement in Syria at conference in RomeWorld December 03, 1:36
Kiev halves water supplies to LPR from another pumping station — LPR negotiatorWorld December 03, 0:50
ST. PETERSBURG, August 2 (Itar-Tass) - President Vladimir Putin will unveil a new stretch of a high-speed road in St. Petersburg on Friday, August 2.
This is the longest section of the Western high-speed diameter road that provides the shortest access to E-18 Scandinavia Highway from the city’s ring road.
Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov and St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko will also take part in the ceremony.
The Western high-speed diameter road is a strategic investment project in St. Petersburg. The 46.6 km high-speed road will link the southern and northern districts of the city. The more than 212 billion rouble project has been financed by an investor that will charge a toll for the use of the road.
There are three sections in the road. The 8.5 km southern one has already been finished and opened for traffic in 2011. Some 60,000-65,000 vehicles use it daily.
The 26 km northern section to be unveiled on Friday, August 2, will be toll-free until autumn.
The 12 km central, and most complex, section is expected to be commissioned in 2016. After completion, the same toll will be charged in all sections of the road.