Russian Railways

JSC Russian Railways (JSC RZhD) is a Russian vertically integrated company, both managing infrastructure and operating freight and passenger train services. In 2012 it became one of the three largest transport companies in the world. The company was established on September 18, 2003, when a decree was passed to separate the railways from the Russian Ministry of the Means of Communication (MPS) (1992-2004, dissolved).

According to the 2011 JSC RZD Annual Report: the company plans to invest over 2.2 trillion rubles (about 70 billion dollars) until 2020 to upgrade and expand the network infrastructure (without high-speed and high-speed projects). Seven priority infrastructure development projects were allocated. These are approaches to the ports of the South of Russia, an approach to the ports of the North-West Russia, infrastructure in Western Siberia, and north of the Urals Federal District, Trans-Siberian Railway, Baikal-Amur Mainline, Mezhdurechensk, Abakan – Taishet station, the Moscow railway hub. The company recognizes that it has not sufficient funding for the major projects planned, and the cost of borrowing in the bond market does not allow to implement infrastructure projects with positive financial results and return on investment.

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Sakhalin will be connected with the bridge with Russia


The project of the new bridge was estimated more expensive than the Crimean one.

Summa Group left by the top manager


First deputy general director of the "Summa" group Alexander Panchenko leaves this post. The reason is the failed privatization of the largest railway operator, Transcontainer, owned by RZD, explained RBC Panchenko.

"Rusal" works at the warehouse


The shipments of the company for export fell by 70% in April, but the plants of Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg operate in the same mode.

Battalions ask for coal


Military build a branch of Kyzyl-Kuragino for TEPK Ruslan Baisarov.

"Russian Troika" was divided into two


Among the shareholders of the railway company, only Fesco (75%) and RZD, which remained in the pre-bankrupt state, remained.

Transcontainer challenged the ban by FAS on the purchase of the terminal


The company, among co-owners of which RZhD and billionaires Ziyavudin Magomedov, Alexander Abramov and Roman Abramovich, accused the antimonopoly authority of using inaccurate data.

The construction of the first private highway began in Russia


A route of 2,000 kilometers long will connect Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Arkady Rothenberg wants to buy a majority stake in Mostotrest


Businessman Arkady Rotenberg intends to buy out a controlling stake in the structure of Russian Railways, one of Russia's largest contractors, Mostotrest.

Young and thieves Dmitry Patrushev


Head of Rosselkhozbank Dmitry Patrushev can join the board of directors of Russian Railways. The government recommended the candidacy of the hereditary "neodvoryanin".

BAM was left without national prosperity


Russian Railways will pay for the roads to the east.

The bridge to Sakhalin is not needed, but will be built


This bridge will be the construction project of the next decade: the costs may exceed 600 billion rubles, although there is no acute need for the project.

Russian Railways and its efficiency


How the financial success of Russian Railways is connected with the skills of the management of the state corporation.

How the family of Vladimir Putin’s US-sanctioned ally uses British companies to burnish its reputation


The journey of a member of the global super-rich often traverses three main stages, as he (these are pretty much all men) moves from a position of power at home to a life of wealth and luxury abroad.

The devil is in the details: why Russia's coal industry has no encouraging prospects


Government's pride that Russia produces, as a typical third-world country, more coal, and carries it in ever larger quantities for ever greater distances, looks rather strange in modern conditions.

Russian state-owned companies spend millions of euros to lobby their interests in the EU


They should officially report on such spending, says Transparency International.

Whose protection are Rotenberg and Kovalchuk looking for?


A distant relative of the president together with the contractor of Russian Railways and the shareholder of the Bank of Russia want to build a racing track near St. Petersburg worth 11 billion rubles.

Everything acquired by hard work


Why the former head of the Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin found himself in the hotspot with the British press?

Uralvagonzavod received an order for 30 000 railroad cars


Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to buy them within three years at the expense of mobilization budget.

Igor Chaika's company will receive 75% of the largest producer of railway sleepers in Russia


The son of the Attorney General carved up the budgets of Russian Railways.

Kings of the state order - 2017: Forbes rating


The multi-billion government contracts are obtained by mysterious contractors without tenders. 

Denis Katsyv's lawsuit reached court hearing


American prosecutor's office failed to delay the court process. 

The younger son of the former head of Russian Railways was a Cypriot citizen and invested in computer games


Last year it became known that the eldest son of Vladimir Yakunin Andrew was a British citizen. found out that useful citizenship was obtained by his younger brother, too, 37-year-old Viktor. Viktor Yakunin himself told Life that he had become an IT-investor and invested money in a game studio, and got a second passport for convenience.

Starting it all over again


What brought the replacement of Vladimir Yakunin with Oleg Belozerov for the customers?  

Copper curse of Alisher Usmanov


The cost of the first development phase of the Udokan copper deposit has risen, without even starting, by 76%. The mine owner, oligarch Usmanov, for years has been unable to start the development.   

How Vladimir Yakunin's resignation influenced the change of contractors of Russian Railways


The entities of Arkady Rotenberg's son Igor and friends of top-managers of Russian Railways now work for the state monopoly. 

iMars became enough imprudent to hold tenders inside the company


Mikhail Struchkov and Yevgeny Sobolev use Anatoly Meshcheryakov to hold tenders in Russian Railways and the Moscow Metro.

Ziyavudin Magomedov brought Fesco to technical bankruptcy


Summa Group owned by a controversial businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov is offered to sell assets to pay off its debts.

Yakunin Jr. sells his hotel empire to Evtushenkov


The family of ex-head of Russian Railways quickly gets rid of Russian assets