Russian Railways is playing a key role in creating a modern transport infrastructure in preparation for the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games due to be held in Sochi in 2014. The projects being developed and implemented by Russian Railways are in many ways unique, not only in Russian, but also in global practice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, inaugurated the Russian Pilgrims House at the Baptism site in the Jordan Valley.
According to the latest figures, Russian Railways carried 93.8 million passengers on its infrastructure in May 2012, 5.8% more than in May 2011.
Gennady Verkhovykh, Head of Passenger Transport Services at Russian Railways, presented a report to the round table “Passenger Transportation: Management Prescriptions and Increasing Profitability,” which took place at the VII International Railway Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership which began in Sochi at the end of May 2012.
Russia is set to see a 20 percent increase in visitor arrivals over the next four years fueled by the hosting of major sporting events, reveals research unveiled at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference-Moscow.
Russian Railways has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Government to build a railway line in the East Kalimantan province at a cost of around $2.4bn.
Looking to tap into one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world, a group of major tourism businesses from across the UK will head to Russia today as part of a VisitBritain led trade mission. It is hoped the national tourism agency-sponsored mission will allow the UK to capitalise on the world’s ninth most valuable tourism source market.
Since the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security approving Parole Authority for Russian Visitors to Guam, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) continues to work to develop a promotion strategy that ensures the successful entering of the market.
According to Dmitry Smirnov of Events Magazine Russia, the meetings industry in Russia has experienced substantial growth in the last year with the leading 12 specialists recording International MICE business in excess of €.70 million and this figure represents only 40% of the total as domestic events, business travel and official delegations to conferences are not included!
Russia and France held a joint conference on transport security in Moscow on 18-19 October 2011.
Railway administration representatives discussed the question of faster passenger services between Moscow and the Latvian capital Riga during a round table at the III International Regional Railway Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership: The Baltic Sea Region.”
Russian Railways and Polish concern PESA sign contract to manufacture and deliver 611M railcars.