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22 april

Vladimir Putin about high-speed service as a part of preparation to the FIFA World Cup

Vladimir Putin spoke about high-speed service under preparation to the FIFA World Cup. Speaking at the State Duma session he reminded that such service operates on three directions for a while: Moscow — St Petersburg, Moscow — Nizhniy Novgorod and St Petersburg — Helsinki. The Premier stated that it is necessary  to take additional steps to develop high-speed service. He instructed to finish the work on the 2018 World Cup transport service concept not later than May 15, 2011.

Valentin Gapanovich, the Senior Vice-President of the company said that it will be the complex document involving all kinds of transport. Particularly he noted: “It is a very big and capacious document our institute of economics and development is working on… It involve all kinds of transport. Intermodal transportation, air transport, railway service. It's a serious question. Unfortunately, we can't unfold it in full now but after May 20 and the submission of this big document to the Mintrans it can become the subject of a more detailed discussion.”

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