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The safety of passengers at the railway stations during FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will be secured by the enhanced inspection measures

The safety of passengers at the railway stations during FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will be secured by the enhanced inspection measures

During the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, an enhanced security check measures will come into force at the railway stations. Besides the establishment of additional checkpoints, the changes will also affect the logistics of the passengers flow within the railway stations' facilities. The temporary regulations will be set at 23 railway stations of the host cities of FIFA-2017 - in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan.

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During the Russian Grand Prix "Formula-1", traveling with "Lastochka" trains will be free of charge

During the Russian Grand Prix "Formula-1", traveling with "Lastochka" trains will be free of charge

From 27th of April to 30th of April 2017, Sochi will host Russian Grand Prix "Formula-1". During the event's days the schedule of suburban "Lastochka" trains will change and will become free. On the route sections: Sochi - Imeretinsky Resort, Imeretinsky Resort - Aeroport, Sochi - Aeroport, the ticket barriers will function in the open mode.

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Do the Russian electronic train tickets have to be printed out?

Do the Russian electronic train tickets have to be printed out?

We are often asked if it is necessary to print out electronic tickets in order to board the train. In fact, on the most of trains you do not need a printed ticket and it is enough just to show the ticket on your mobile device and your passport. Actually, showing just the passport is enough in most cases. There are routes, though, where you do need a printed e-ticket. That is why we are publishing the official rules of the Russian Railways.

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The seats for people with disabilities are now available for online purchase

The seats for people with disabilities are now available for online purchase

The branch of Russian Railways (RZD), the Federal Passenger Company, on 28th of February have opened sales for e-tickets for the seats for people with special needs, specifically, for people who need access on a wheel-chair.

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Crossing Russia - Belarus Border by Train

Crossing Russia - Belarus Border by Train

Recently, we were surprised to learn that officially third-country nationals are not allowed to cross Belarus-Russia border by train. In practice, none of our clients ever faced any problems and no one should ask you leave the train if you have appropriate visas. See more details in the article.

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Belarus introduces visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries, but those traveling by train will still need visa

Belarus introduces visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries, but those traveling by train will still need visa

On 9th of January, the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko has signed a Decree 8 The establishment of a visa free entry and exit from the country for foreign residents. According to the decree, the visa-free entry to the Belarus is being established for the visits that do not exceed 5 days, with the entry through the National Minsk airport for citizens of 80 countries.

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New Year's  Celebrations on the Russian Railways

New Year's Celebrations on the Russian Railways

New Year's celebrations for passengers will be held at the Russian Railways network in the end of December - beginning of January. New Year music, decorations, contests, performances and, of course, Ded Moroz will help to create festive atmosphere these days.

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Tickets for all Russian trains will be available 60 days before the departure

Tickets for all Russian trains will be available 60 days before the departure

To improve the quality of customer service Russian Railroad office changes booking policy. Starting from December, 11th passengers are able to buy tickets for all internal Russian trains and through coaches 60 days prior to departure. That means that sales for the 8th of February start on December, 11th.

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New Strizh Train Will Operate on Moscow - Berlin Route

New Strizh Train Will Operate on Moscow - Berlin Route

The new international train N 013/014 Moscow - Berlin will make the first run on December, 17th. First departure from Berlin is scheduled on December, 18th. It is the first passenger train to be equipped with a wheel system automatically adjusting to European gauge. This helps to cut the travel time considerably.

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The first AliExpress showroom was opened at the Leningradsky Railway Station

The first AliExpress showroom was opened at the Leningradsky Railway Station

The very first show room of AliExpress company was opened on 20th of September at the Leningradsky railway station. The project was prepared and realised by joint efforts of Alibaba Group and the Directorate of the Railway Stations JSC "RZD". Show room is covering the space of 100 sq.m., where variety of different products are displayed: from clothes to shoes, electronics and jeweleries. This project is unique for the world practice.

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