Ariana Grande tweets she is 'broken' over blast following her concert at Manchester ArenaWorld May 23, 8:03
British PM to chair meeting of emergency response committee after Manchester blastWorld May 23, 7:53
Anti-corruption fight in Russia is in earnest, says upper house speakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 6:24
British prime minister calls Manchester blast 'appalling terrorist attack'World May 23, 5:52
At least 19 people confirmed dead in Manchester Arena blastWorld May 23, 4:40
Senator: Ukrainian authorities reluctant to stop policy of restricting Ukrainians' rightsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 3:48
Maestro Gergiyev’s orchestra opens international music festival in SofiaSociety & Culture May 23, 3:44
Anti-Russian sanctions unlikely to be lifted shortly, says parliament speakerBusiness & Economy May 23, 2:33
Senior Russian MP says too early to speak of thaw in Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 2:26
St PETERSBURG, December 24, 3:40 /ITAR-TASS/. Historic train maintenance depot, which is inseparable from the 150-years-long history of Russia’s first major railway line, is opening after a technological overhaul and is fully ready to service new-generation trains and locomotives.
The St Petersburg Moskovsky maintenance depot is located to the south of the Moskovsky railway station and occupies a territory stretching towards the embankment of the Obvodny /Water Bypass/ Canal. Its overhaul that began in 2008 included re-equipment of tracks, construction of utility pipelines and networks and a new office building, and a complete overhaul of the station’s compressor plant.
President of Russia’s state railway corporation RZD Vladimir Yakunin is expected to attend a gala ceremony at the depot, which is famous for being the hub of St Petersburg-Moscow trains, including the plush de-luxe ones.
As part of the ceremony, RZD executives will unveil a monument to one the depot’s most exemplary workers, Boris Salambekov, who was the director of the Leningrad railway cluster from 1942 through to 1946. His tremendous efforts in organizing and maintaining the operations of railway facilities at the peak of World War II and the Siege of Leningrad brought him the title of a Hero of Socialist Labor in 1943.