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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The government is in a hurry to take coal from Russia to China


By 2025, the Russian government plans to increase the export of coal through the eastern ports to China to 195 million tons. Earlier the plan did not exceed 180 million tons.

Ukraine lies on the rails


Kiev intends to ban passenger rail transportation to Russia.

Vladimir Putin launched the construction of a bridge to Sakhalin


The head of the Russian Federation instructed the government to work out another crazy infrastructure project. Its cost will be preliminary 540 billion rubles, which is twice the estimate of the Crimean bridge.

Russian Railways and NPF "Blagosostoyanie" abandoned the idea of selling Absolut Bank


The bank will remain on the balance sheet of RZhD and NPF "Blagosostoyanie".

Interprogressbank can get under the control of law enforcement agencies


"Interprogressbank" can get under the sights of siloviki. They will check his possible participation in the offshore empire of Alexei Krapivin. The bank itself, according to observers, is already breathing heavily.

China recognized the railroad through Russia to Europe as a loss-making


The partner of RZD, Chinese CREEC, considered the transcontinental project "Eurasia" to be unencumbered without concessional financing. His prospects depend on the participation of sovereign funds of the participating countries and the political situation, experts say.

"Rusal" needs discounts for travel expenses


The company asks for preferential rates for transport tariffs.

Developers from MR Group block the Khrunichev Center railway for the export of missiles


The construction of the third stage of the residential complex "Fili Grad" can block the logistics enterprise of the finished product. However, the enterprise that has suffered financial and technological catastrophe for a long time does not care.

The Moscow-Kazan railway has risen in price to 1.7 trillion rubles


Over the past year, the estimated value of this high-speed highway (VSM) has grown by almost a third. This road will become part of the BCM from Moscow to Beijing, worth 7 trillion rubles.

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.