Maxim Sokolov

"Let's go!": Crimean bridge opened

The official opening of a the bridge connecting mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula was held today. The ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia's Transportation Minister …

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Egypt can be opened for Russians already tomorrow

Egypt’s aviation minister Sharif Fathi will travel to Russia to sign protocol agreements to allow the resumption of Russian flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a tourist jet, Egyptian sources and Russia’s minister …

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Foundation for new bridge over Samur River layed

Azerbaijan and Russia have held the groundbreaking ceremony of the motorway bridge over the Samur River on the border between the two countries. The ceremony was attended by delegations led by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Transport, …

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VIM-Avia’s debt exceeded 10 billion rubles

VIM-Avia’s debt exceeded 10 billion rubles, Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said, noting that the fate of the company lied in the hands of creditors. The minister stressed that the airline …

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Flights to Egypt may resume this autumn

Air service with Egypt may resume this autumn, Interfax reported citing its source. According to him, latests inspection showed that the new terminal of Cairo airport meets international and Russian aviation security requirements. …

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Moscow and Cairo agree on safety of civil aircraft

Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, announced today that the document on the Russian-Egyptian security cooperation on the civil aircraft was finalized. "The Egyptian side simply did not specify the date, place and time for …

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Tu-154 plane passengers killed by technical malfunction

The Russian government's investigation committee held a press briefing today to discuss the progress of the Tu-154 crash probe. Final conclusions on this tragedy will be made after all the data will be collected and exterminated, Russian …

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Russia mourns victims of Tu-154 plane crash

Russia is observing a nationwide day of mourning in remembrance of 92 people, who died in a passenger aircraft crash near the resort city of Sochi in the early hours of Sunday, December 25. Belarus also declared a national day of mourning. …

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Ukraine starts missile test near Crimea

Ukraine is yet to react to Russia position on Kiev's planned missile launches near Crimea, Russian Transport Maxim Sokolov said, adding that Moscow had informed the chief international aviation safety body of the Ukrainian …

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