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Azerbaijani trains restore Baku-Moscow traffic

 Spokesman of the Azerbaijani Railways Nadir Azmamedov said today that the Baku-Moscow route was restored.50 Azerbaijani carriages of the route were under reconstruction in Ukraine. The Russian Railways were replacing them with own carriages until today. 

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Karachay-Cherkessia plans to restore rail services

The head of Karachay-Cherkessia, Rashid Temrezov, has asked the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation to consider the establishment of a railway communication between the the city of Cherkessk and Moscow."Not only would it create general comfort for the population and business, but it would also contribute to the development of resorts in the republic," ITAR-TASS quotes Temrezov.Since Soviet times the country had an extensive rail infrastructure.

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 Russian Deputy Chief of FSB Border Guards Service Vladimir Mochalov said that railway access to Tajik trains will only open after all flaws registered by inspectors are fixed.The Russian Ministry for Transportation and Russian Railways were recommended to present a document to the CIS Council for Railway Transportation to halt railway traffic of Tajikistan, Molchanov said at a session of the State Border Commission in Moscow today. 

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 Transport facilities for the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 are 80% ready, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said. "The Ministry of Transport is a responsible executor of 21 objectsfrom the Olympic program. Seven more sites are the responsibility ofthe company Russian Railways. On average, the degree of readiness of alltransport facilities is 80%," the Minister said. According to Sokolov, all Olympic rail projects are practicallyimplemented: work on the Sochi - Adler route is almost

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On the evening of January 10, the train "Ingushetia," which will connect Moscow and Nazran, departed for its first journey from Moscow's Kazanskaya train station. The joint project of the Ingush government and OAO "Russian Railways" was launched in the presence of the head of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and the president of "Russian Railways" Vladimir Yakunin.

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Yunus-Bek Yevkurov: “We have ambitious projects and we will implement them”

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Russian Railways restricts oil shipments to Black Sea ports

Russian Railways (RR) imposed restrictions to oil freighting to Black Sea ports in Tuapse and Novorossiysk due to preparations for the Olympic Games in Sochi, UCL Ports spokesman Vladimir Lisin said, Vedomosti reports.Passenger traffic to Sochi and back has halved since the end of the resort season.There were 35-37 pairs of trains during the summer and only 14 now.Officials of the RR and Olimpstroy gave no explanations to why they limited railway traffic.

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Four carriages derailed in Armenia

Four empty cargo carriages have been derailed on the Vardenis-Shorzha Railway in Armenia this morning.Armenian railways are managed by the Southern Caucasus Railway, a subsidiary of Russian Railways. Concessional management started on February 13, 2008. It will continue for 30 years with a possible extension of the deal by 10 years.

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Russian Railways concludes first joint project with Iran

Russian Railways (RR) has concluded the first project for electrification of the Tabriz-Azarshahr Railway. RR Chief Vladimir Yakunin attended the ceremony of launching the railway, RIA Novosti reports.The electrified railway is about 46 km long and has 5 stations. It will transport students for the Pedagogue University of Azarshahr.

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Yerevan needs Georgian pragmatism

 David Stepanyan, Yerevan, exclusive to VK Results of the parliamentary elections in Georgia clearly will make some changes in the foreign policy agenda of the South Caucasus

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Russian Railways reopens tickets sales

 Russian Railways (RR) has started sales of tickets for international, CIS and domestic routes for October 28, RIA Novosti reports.Ticket sales for trains of October 26 had been stopped earlier due to the bill on switching to winter time. 

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Russian Railways invested 18.6 billion rubles in Sochi railways

The Russian Railways Company has spent 18.6 billion rubles on construction of a combined road and railway from Adler to the Alpika Service Resort, RIA Novosti reports.A second Sochi-Adler-Veseloye railway will be built.Six tunnel complexes have been drilled, having a total length of 25.5 km. 24 km of the top section from the southern tunnel complex N3 were built.The railway line from Adler to Sochi Airport will be launched in February.

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SCR opens education center at Gyumri

The Gyumri State Technical College has opened an education and training center with support of the South Caucasus Railway (SCR), News Armenia reports.The center has a railway of 10 meters, equipment and details. All facilities there are operational, Director General of the SCR Victor Rebets said.Armenian Minister for Education and Science Armen Ashotyan noted that cooperation with the SCR is essential. The company invests in education and helps train staff.

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