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Varshavskoe Highway Tunnel Opens For Motorists
After over a year of roadworks, the Varshavskoe Highway Tunnel is finally open for motorists. This is the end of one of the projects that is expected to alleviate the traffic problems in the south of Moscow.


EasyJet Connects Manchester With St. Petersburg
After a successful start of flights between Moscow and Manchester, EasyJet is about to launch budget flights from Manchester to St. Petersburg and back.
Restrictions On Aeroexpresses To Sheremetyevo Throughout April 2013
In order to cope with the forced restrictions on aeroexpress journeys, Sheremetyevo Airport will be closing the registration desks later than usual, to avoid leaving passengers behind.
Domodedovo Aeroexpress Trains Cancelled Due To an Accident
Aeroexpress trains to and from Domodedovo Airport have been cancelled due to a car accident. The service is expected to resume on Friday, April 12, 2013.
Notes From the Underground: Bookcrossing On Petersburg Metro
A cultural capital of Russia, Petersburg plans to bring Literature to metro passengers. Bookstalls will first be installed in the stations connecting the metro with railway stations.
The State Duma Does Not Support Aeroflot Ban On Alcohol On-Board
The State Duma plans to develop measures to foster good manners aboard the planes - but the deputies do not want to uphold the ban proposed by Aeroflot on taking liquors on board.
Underwater Parking Slots Project Goes Ahead In Moscow
The lack of overground parking has led to an unusual decision to move parking space to the bottom of the Moskva River.
Moscow - Petersburg Highway Is Blocked For Traffic, Due To Snow And Rain
Moscow-Petersburg Highway has been totally blocked for traffic, the sources report. The extreme situation is caused by snow and rain.
Airport Passengers Asked To Use Aeroexpress To Reach Airports
Russian Railroads and Moscow City government asked the citizens due to travel by air to use aeroexpress trains to get to and from the Moscow airports during the heavy snow.
Moscow Metro Passenger Flow Increased By 450 Thousand, Due To Snow
Due to heavy snowfalls, the passenger flow on the Moscow Underground has increased by 450 thousand people.
No Traffic On Dvotsovy (Palatial) Bridge In Petersburg At Night
One of the most beautiful Petersburg bridges, Dvotsovy (Palatial) Bridge, will be closed for reconstruction from November 15, 2012 until December 20, 2013.
Duty Free Alcohol May Be Banned From Planes
The Ministry of Transportation is happy to ban duty free alcohol aboard the planes in Russia, in a bid to minimise the potentially dangerous occasions of passengers getting drunk.
Controllers May Patrol Moscow Metro Passengers
In 2013 special controllers may start patrolling the Moscow Metro passengers for tickets. Passengers will be expected to carry their ticket with them at all times, while on the Underground.
Railway Ticket Prices Are On the Rise In 2013
Railway ticket prices are expected to rise by 10 per cent in 2013 - this is only true for common carriages, the most popular and required carriage type on the Russian Railways trains.
Russian Railways Plan to Turn Moscow Terminals Into Entertainment Centres
The Russian Railways reportedly plan to turn Moscow terminals into entertainment centres - and even to open cinemas there.
First Monument to Automobilist Unveiled in Volgograd
Volgograd has become the first city of Russia to acquire a monument to the automobilist.
Moscow Metro Extends South-East In 2013
2013 will see the extension of Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line of Moscow Metro to the district of Zhulebino in the capital's south-east.
Ryanair Plans To Connect Russia and Ireland
Ryanair, the Irish air carrier, plans to enter the Russian market to operate flights between Russia and Ireland.
Drunk Driving May Cost RUB 1Mln
One of Russia's Vice-Premiers suggests to raise the fines for drunk driving to make them "tangible". RUB 1mln looks a viable sum.
Russian Highways Score Average in Google Survey
A survey undertaken by Google using a special Android app highlighted what has long been known: Russian roads leave a lot to be desired. Russia's average score was 2.8 out of possible 5 points.
Russian Railways Expands Internationally with a New Talgo Train
The President of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin announced the plans to strengthen and facilitate the train connections between Europe and Russia over the next 3 years. To this end, Talgo trains with a new automatic track gauge changeover systems have been ordered. The trains are expected to start running toward the end of the year on Moscow-Kiev and Moscow-Berlin routes.

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