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Vnukovo Airport Offers Free Tablet PCs For Passengers
One of Moscow principal airports, serving monthly over 530 thousand passengers, Vnukovo is ready to offer free tablet PCs in departure lounges.
--27-02-2013--
Types Of Trains On the Russian Railroads
Travelling by train has always been a great alternative to either air or car. There is nothing better than a rocking carriage that takes you past vast expanses of terrain and sweeping views of hills and lakes. As far as Russia is concerned, train travel is a definitive favourite: it is economical and comfortable, compared to air travel and car trips.
--29-10-2012--
Novokosino Station Opens on the Moscow Underground
A new station has opened on the Moscow Underground: Novokosino is now the final stop on Kalininskaya Line, connecting the Moscow Region to the centre of the capital. The station is equipped with elevators and panduses for disabled passengers.
--31-08-2012--
How to Use Public Transport in Moscow
Imagine, that after all the preparation you have finally come to Moscow. It is essential to know the transport system of the city. Here are some tips for travelers.
--02-05-2012--
City Hunter: Unusual Moscow Trains
Moscow metro is one of the most beautiful in the world. Tourists love this underground palace because of its unique interior, amazing design and historical atmosphere. But these are not the only things that deserve your attention when you go down in the subway. Have a look at several unusual trains you can meet in Moscow underground. Would you like to ride any of them?
--17-01-2012--
METRO LINE MAPS
Metro (Underground/ Tube) is an alternative to the ground public transport. It is a quick way to get to another part of a city. No traffic jams and only two-and-a-half-minute break between trains during the daytime. Here Russia-InfoCentre presents metro line maps for the largest Russian cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Kazan, and Volgograd. This can help you to plan your journey and to select the best out of all possible routes to get to your destination.
--14-08-2012--
Russian Car Manufacturers
About 30 years ago Soviet citizens could only dream about a car, which was never regarded as just a vehicle. To enjoy driving their own car people had to register for a waiting list and only then they had a right to purchase a private auto. Today city citizens prefer foreign cars to domestic ones, but there was the time when having a car was a special privilege placing the lucky person above all others. Here are some notes about the key Russian car manufacturers fighting for Russian consumers.
--02-12-2011--


News:

Moscow May Wave Goodbye To Marshrutki
Moscow public transport agency, Mosgortrans, is considering a move to ban all passenger vans and to introduce single-colour buses with GLONASS system instead.
--21-05-2013--
Overground Transport Will Tell Stories Of Moscow Monuments
Going on a Moscow bus will soon stop being a dull and scary thing to do - a special podcast will tell passengers about the buildings and sights seen from the window.
--21-05-2013--
Electronic Tickets Operate On Russia-Belarus Trains
No paper ticket is now required to board a train running between Russia and Belarus - e-tickets are there to stay.
--28-02-2013--
The Historic Annushka Tram Runs In Moscow Again
The historic Annushka tram resumes its operations and connects Chistye Prudy with Kaluzhskaya Square (Oktyabrskaya metro station).
--17-12-2012--
EasyJet To Serve Manchester-Moscow Route
The British air carrier EasyJet will reportedly start serving Moscow-Manchester route in March 2013.
--12-12-2012--
British EasyJet Connects Moscow and London Gatwick Airport
EasyJet, a British budget air carrier, fought off Virgin Atlantic and British Airways to provide flight connections between Moscow Domodedovo and London Gatwick airports.
--25-10-2012--
Moscow City Centre Shuts Down For Anti-Terror Teachings
Traffic in the Moscow city centre will be restricted tonight, between 8pm and 10pm, due to anti-terror teachings. Access to the Kremlin, Alexander Garden, and Vasilevsky Descent will also be shut for public.
--22-10-2012--
KAMAZ announced 56.6 billion Rubles revenue
The largest Russian heavy truck manufacture KAMAZ OJSC has announced 56.6 billion Rubles revenue in the first half of 2012.
--29-09-2012--
Prosecutor General: Most Russian Roads Do Not Meet the Requirements
According to the recent investigation, over half of Russian roads do not comply with the safety requirements.
--07-09-2012--
Russian Scientists Develop an Autopilot for Cars
The Skolkovo scientists developed a new autopiloting system for cars. The system, $2000 worth, will recognise obstructions, people, and receive the precise GPS data from GLONASS.
--07-09-2012--
Moscow Government: Change Passenger Vans To Mini-Buses
"An individual route to each driver!" is the new slogan of Moscow public transport strategy. The final goal is to get rid of passenger vans that have long provided an excellent alternative to slower-moving buses - but was also more dangerous.
--23-08-2012--
Aeroflot To Double Flights Between Moscow And Washington, D.C.
Starting from October 2012, there will be two weekly Moscow-Washington flights, instead of one, operated by Aeroflot.
--23-08-2012--
Tourists Do Not Trust Moscow Taxis
According to reports from sociologists, Moscow tourists do not trust Moscow taxis - mainly because they never know how much they will have to pay for the trip.
--06-08-2012--
A Train Celebrating the Russian Railways Serves the Metro Passengers
A red-and-white train celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Russian Railways began its operations on the Circle Line on the Moscow Underground.
--02-08-2012--
Hospitality Sector Developed By the Relative Of the Russian Railways Head
Several hotels localed within the easy reach from regional railroads are being built and developed by Andrei Yakunin, the son of the Head of the Russian Railways. Both sides deny nepotism.
--27-07-2012--
Moscow to Launch Hovercraft Ferries
Trying to solve a problem with constant gridlocks in Moscow, city authorities plan to create a new hovercraft service for tourists and citizens.
--12-07-2012--
Double Decker Tourist Buses Appeared in Russian Cities
Since July, ten double-decker sightseeing buses have started operating in Russian capital. Similar buses are also running in St. Petersburg, and they will soon appear in Kazan and Sochi.
--06-07-2012--
Russian Railways Launched Bonus Program for Passengers
Today, the Russian Railways has launched a bonus program for long-distance trains. Passengers can get points and change them for tickets.
--02-07-2012--
Krasnoyarsk Airport Launched Express Bus Service
Krasnoyarsk Airport has launched an express bus service which makes it easier for passengers to get to the city.
--21-06-2012--
More Camping Sites to Appear in Moscow
More than 10 new camping sites for car tourists will appear on the territory of Moscow parks and former industrial areas.
--14-06-2012--
Special Bus Goes to Sverdlovsk Nature Park
The special bus now goes from Yekaterinburg to famous nature park Deer Streams in the Sverdlovsk region.
--14-06-2012--
Vnukovo Airport Launched Video Calling Service
The unique service has been launched by Vnukovo International Airport passengers now have an opportunity to make a free video call to the operator of the airport's information office.
--07-06-2012--
Tram Tours Started in Kaliningrad
The first tourist tram has appeared in Kaliningrad. The special route, created by the staff of the Friedland Gate Museum, covers the major sights of the city.
--31-05-2012--
New Service from Russian Railways
The Russian Railways has launched a new service available from May 21, 2012 passengers will be able to buy train tickets on credit.
--12-05-2012--
Bookcrossing in Russian Airports
Bookcrossing book exchange between people - is becoming more and more popular in Russia. Yekaterinburg International Airport Koltsovo now offers passengers to share their books with other strangers.
--10-05-2012--
Meet Marquez in Moscow Metro
Moscow metro will launch a special version of the "Poetry in Metro" train, dedicated to selected works from Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
--20-04-2012--
Railway Ticket Offices Equipped with Payment Terminals
In 2011, 183 more railway ticket offices in Russia have been equipped with integrated payment terminals, which allow passengers to pay for long-distance train tickets with plastic cards VISA and MasterCard.
--13-03-2012--
Electric Car Charging Stations to Appear in Moscow
A new network of charging stations for electirc vehicles will be oficially opened tomorrow, February 28, 2012.
--27-02-2012--
Aeroflots Menu Recognized as One of the Best
Aeroflots onboard menu has been recognized as one of the best in the world according to famous American online newspaper The Huffington Post.
--03-02-2012--
Information on Subway Traffic Jams to Appear in Moscow Metro
Special boards with information on subway congestion will be installed in Moscow.
--11-01-2012--
New Metro Station Appeared in St. Petersburg
New station Admiralteyskaya appeared in St. Petersburg. It is located not far from famous city attractions the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Admiralty.
--10-01-2012--
Extension of Public Transport Services on the New Year's Day
Regular public transport in Moscow will extend operating hours during New Year's Day celebrations.
--22-12-2011--
Top-10 Car Makes and Models Most Popular Among Moscow Car Thieves
Independently of each other, two Russian companies published their surveys of the cars most popular among Moscow car thieves. The Japanese makes - Honda, Mazda, and Toyota - top both lists.
--20-12-2011--
Russian Railways to Sell Tickets via Internet
Starting December 15, the Russian Railways is going to sell international train tickets over the Internet.
--15-12-2011--
Three New Metro Stations to Open Today in Moscow
The opening of three new stations in Moscow metro will take place today, December 2. Borisovo, Shipilovskaya and Zyablikovo will start working on the Liublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line.
--02-12-2011--
Fines for Driving Offences to be Delivered by Email
Moscow authorities suggested to compile a database of drivers' emails, to wirelessly deliver invoices for driving offences.
--28-11-2011--
Moscow Airport Offers Check-In via Skype
Sheremetyevo International Airport has launched a new service flight chek-in via Skype video call.
--24-11-2011--
Price for Metro Pass will Stay the Same in 2012
Tariffs for travelling in Moscow metro in 2012 wont be increased, they will remain on the level of the current year.
--22-11-2011--
Road Closures and Restrictions in St. Petersburg, 19 November - 15 December 2011
The authorities of St. Petersburg have restricted areas of the city for transport access between November 19 and December 15. Traffic will either be one-way, or altogether stopped.
--18-11-2011--
Russian Metro Started Speak English
International Metro Week has started in St.Petersburg. During November 14-20 all train announcements will be duplicated in English for the comfort of foreign tourists.
--16-11-2011--
Aeroflot is Strengthening its Presence in Russias Regions
Today Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, has got five airlines from the Russian technologies state corporation (Rostekhnologii).
--15-11-2011--
Fire Destroyed a Famous Cruise Ship in Moscow
On Monday evening, after a thirteen hour struggle by firefighters, a fire on a passenger vessel moored at a Moscow river port was finally put out.
--15-11-2011--
Free Internet Offered by Krasnodar Airport
New service is provided by the airport in Krasnodar. Now passengers can enjoy free internet acess.
--11-11-2011--
Snow Paralyzed Traffic in Moscow
First snow that came to the capital has caused huge traffic jams.
--09-11-2011--
Transaero Airlines to Acquire the Largest Jets in the World
The Transaero airlines has signed a memorandum on mutual understanding on acquiring four air jets A 380, the largest jets in the world.
--31-10-2011--
First Underground Museum to Appear in Moscow
The first subterranean museum can be opened in Moscow metro. It is expected to appear on the territory of the new station Volkhonka, near the Pushkin Museum.
--31-10-2011--
Bicycle Parking Lots to Emerge in Vologda
New parking spots will be available for bicyclists in Vologda, where this form of transport is highly popular
--27-10-2011--
A Fire on Moscow Underground May Lead to Strict Passport Control Measures
A fire that broke out this morning on Moscow Underground is likely to lead to tightening the security, including passport control.
--26-10-2011--
Park Kultury Moscow Metro Station to Open in 2012
Having been closed since February 2011, the Park Kultury metro station was expected to open just days before the New Year. Now the authorities move the date forward - to some time in 2012.
--26-10-2011--
Tickets for Russian Trains Can be Bought Over the Phone
A new service has started on October 17 now you can book your ticket for a long-distance train using the phone of the Russian Railways (RzhD) information centre.
--25-10-2011--
Aeroflot Offers Free Ski Equipment Carriage
Moscow air company has a special offer for passengers during the period from November 1 till March 31 it will be allowed to carry ski equipment weighing up to 23 kg for free.
--19-10-2011--
Aeroflot to Transfer Sochi 2014 Olympics Guests by Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Russian airliner Aeroflot will get two Boeing 787 Dreamliner before the start of XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in leasing, reports Interfax. These two Dreamliners are additional to 22 jets, which Aeroflot will get from Boeing according to a signed contract.
--13-10-2011--
A Car Park for Caravans Has Appeared in Moscow
The first car park for caravans has been opened in Moscow, Sokolniki Park. It is fully equipped and mostly designed for foreign tourists, who prefer this way of travel.
--06-10-2011--
Electronic Displays to Tell Drivers about Traffic Jams
From October 5 Moscow auto drivers will be informed about traffic jams on the roads and about available parking places in the nearest areas on electronic displays. First the innovation will appear in the six Moscow streets, another 46 displays will be set up all over the capital by the end of the month.
--04-10-2011--
Syrian Airlines to Buy Tupolev Air Jets
Russian companies Tupolev, the plant Aviastar-SP and Syrian airline Syrianair have signed a memorandum of intent on supplying Tu-204SM passenger jets.
--28-09-2011--
Cars in Kostroma Will Be Replaced by Horse-Drawn Carriages
The government of Kostroma has suggested a transport reform to turn a historical part of the town into pedestrian area. Traditional vehicles will be changed for a horse taxi.
--27-09-2011--
Moscow Bomb Alert Is Off (Or, Much Ado about a Can of Paint)
Following a terrorist attack in Makhachkala in Dagestan, Moscow was on red alert this evening - but the device turned out to be a can of paint, with wires attached to it.
--23-09-2011--
Aeroflot Passengers Will Dine on Foie Gras and Jack Daniels Beef
Aeroflot air company offers a selection of delicate dishes to passengers. A special menu was created by chefs from a well-known restaurants.
--20-09-2011--
A New Transport Complex To Be Built In Adler
A new modern railway station will have been built by 2012. The foundation of the station is held within the bounds of preparation for the Olympic Games 2014.
--30-08-2011--
Russian Railways to invest 6,440 mln $ in the Trans-Siberian Railway
The State company Russian Railways is to invest 193 billion Rubles (6,440 mln $) into development of the Trans-Siberian Railway in 2011-2015.
--19-08-2011--
India is Interested in Russian Sukhoi Business Jet
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft has signed an agreement on intention on supplying 10 Sukhoi Business Jet in VIP configuration with an Indian leasing company Aviotech at International Aviation and Space salon MAKS 2011.
--18-08-2011--
Two New Train Routes Will Appear Soon
Russian Railways are planning to open two new high-speed train routes: Moscow-Berlin and Moscow-Kiev.
--02-08-2011--
Russia Mourns the Victims of the Bulgaria Ship Accident
The sinking of the Bulgaria ship on the river Volga on Sunday astonished the nation. Tuesday, 12 July, is named the day of national mourning. The death toll is currently 71.
--12-07-2011--
300 000 Lada Cars Sold
In the first six month of this year the Volga Automobile plant sold about 300 000 Lada cars in Russia.
--04-07-2011--
Aeroflot to be Privatized
Russian airline Aeroflot may enter a program of privatization of the Russia government. According to Alexei Kudrin, Finance Minister, Aeroflot may be privatized in the next 3-5 years.
--27-06-2011--
Russia to Get Rid of Tu-134
Russian Transportation Ministry will ban flights of Tu-134 next year. The planes will be taken out of service following the crash that killed 45 people.
--24-06-2011--
Siemens to Supply Russia with 8 more Trains
The Russian Railways (RZhD), government owned national rail carrier, expects to sign a contract with Siemens for the supply of eight Sapsan trains.
--16-06-2011--
Aeroflot Increases Fuel Surcharge
Aeroflot air company has increased fuel surcharge on international long-haul flights. From June, 15th size of YQ on lines to Asia and America inrcreases from EU70 to EU90 for each flight segment in addition to basing fare and other charges.
--10-06-2011--
No smoking action in suburban trains: candies for cigarettes
Transport police carries out an exchange action on May, 31: cigarettes are changer for candies in suburban trains. An action is coincided with World No Tobacco day.
--31-05-2011--
Siemens and Hyundai to Construct Moscow Subway
German's Siemens and Korea's Hyundai offered the government of Moscow to develop some areas of capital's subway.
--25-05-2011--





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