High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!The Sm6 Allegro is a new train designed to run between Helsinki, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia. The service will start during the year 2010 and it will be run by Karelian Trains, a 50-50 joint venture between VR Group (Finnish Railways) and Russian Railways (RZhD). The top speed of the train, based on the Pendolino and constructed by Alstom, will be 220 km/h. The aim is to reduce travel time between the two cities from 5 hours to three hours.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Russian Railways (Russian: ( ), Rossiyskie Zheleznye Dorogi (RZhD)), is the government-owned railway company of Russia. The company is one of the biggest railway companies in the world with 1.2 million employees and a monopoly within Russia. The total length of track used by the Russian Railways is, at 85,500 kilometres (53,130 mi), one of the largest in the world. Russian Railways accounts for over 3.6% of Russia's GDP and handles 39% of the total of Russia s freight traffic (including pipelines) and more than 42% of passenger traffic. Almost 1.3 billion passengers and 1.3 billion tons of freight travel via Russian Railways annually. The company owns 19,700 goods and passenger locomotives, 24,100 long-distance passenger carriages, 15,600 short-range passenger carriages and 624,900 goods wagons. A further 270,000 freight cars in Russia are privately owned.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yaroslavl (Russian: ) is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 kilometers (155 mi) north-east of Moscow. The historical part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers. Population: 613,088 (2002 Census), 632,991 (1989 Census). Yaroslavl lies at the intersection of several major highways, railways, and waterways. Preceded by Viking sites such as Timerevo from the 8th or 9th centuries, the city is said to have been founded in 1010 as an outpost of the Principality of Rostov Veliky, and was first mentioned in 1071. Capital of an independent Principality of Yaroslavl from 1218, it was incorporated into Muscovy in 1463.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Belorusskaja eleznaja doroga or Belaruskaja yhunka, is the national state-owned railway company of Belarus. It operates all the railway network in the country. Its name means "Belorussian Railway". As of 2005, the railway employs 112,173 people. The company, formed in 1992 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, is one of the inheritors of the Soviet Railways. It administrates 5,512 km of railway with Russian broad gauge, and its most important station is Minsk Terminal, the central station of the capital.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Volgodonsk (Russian: ) is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the west bank of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir.Population: 165,994 (2002 Census), 175,593 (1989 Census), 28,000 (1970). The town grew in size due to the construction of the Volga-Don Canal and Tsimlyansk hydroelectric dam. Volgodonsk received town status in 1956. The city''s main employers are the nearby Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant and two thermal power stations. The city is a regional transport hub with the Volga Don Canal, railways and M4 highway nearby.
The Second Freight Company is a railway business established in Russia by Russian Railways, as part of plans to open up the rail transport market in Russia. A fleet of 180 thousand freight wagons will be transferred to the new company from RZD. It will have a share capital of 46.4 billion rubles. The company is headquartered in Ekaterinburg. Services began on 1 October 2010. Future plans include fleet expansion - to approximately 200,000 freight wagons - and aggressive pricing to increase market share.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Vadim Fedchuk (born December 19, 1972 in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian rugby league player currently playing for RC Lokomotiv Moscow in the Championship of Russia competition. His position of choice is usually in the forwards at second-row. RC Lokomotiv Moscow is a professional Russian rugby football club based in Moscow, which from 2010 will field teams in both rugby league and rugby union. The club is one of the oldest in Russia. Originally a club for those who worked on the railways, they participated in the first USSR rugby union championship in 1937.
Christened with Crosses is the unforgettable story of a young boy's dangerous, adventure-filled westbound journey along the railways of postwar Russia. Based on a true story of Kochergin's amazing life, this book depicts the awakening of artistic talent under highly unusual Russian circumstances. It is the memoir of an old man who, as a boy, learnt to find his way between extortionate state control and marauding banditry, the two poles that characterize Russia to this day.
Orphaned when his parents are taken away as 'enemies of the people', young Stepanych finds himself a ward of the Soviet state. He is miraculously rescued from a government orphanage in Nazi-besieged Leningrad, only to be placed in another children's institution in Siberia-a place of Dickensian attributes, where the leaders earn nicknames like Toad and Screwface, and where the young inmates are able to live their own lives only in secret, by night. Desperately longing for his native city and his Polish mother, Bronya, Stepanych flees the orphanage soon after the end of World War II. This prizewinning memoir is the unforgettable story of a young boy's dangerous, adventure-filled westbound journey along the railways of postwar Russia. Whether befriending a blind runaway, falling in with a gang of train burglars, witnessing an ancient beer-brewing ritual in a northern Russian village, learning the craft of fire-building from a Siberian hashish smuggler, or mastering the art of tattooing from a former Japanese War prisoner, Stepanych exhibits the resourcefulness and inner strength that allow him to triumph over peril and hardship. Most of all, this future artist hones the observant eye that will later enable him to vividly recount for his readers the several years of his long, obstacle-filled journey home.