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 Russia - Transportation
The transportation system during the Soviet period was organized in the form of vertically integrated monopolies controlled by the central government.
In 1995 Russia had some 154,000 kilometers of railroads, 26 percent of which were electrified, but 67,000 kilometers of that total served specific industries and were not available for general use (see fig.
In 1994 Russia had a total of 2,517 airports, of which fifty-four had runways longer than 3,000 meters, 202 had runways between 2,400 and 3,000 meters, and another 108 had runways between 1,500 and 2,400 meters.
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 Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Russia its economy contract for five years as executive and legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms Russia's industrial base faced a serious decline.
Russia achieved a slight recovery in 1997 but that year's Asian financial crisis culminated in the August depreciation of ruble a debt default by the government a sharp deterioration in living standards for of the population.
Russia is fairly sparsely populated and has low average population density due to its size; population is densest in the European of Russia in the Ural Mountains area and in the south-eastern part Siberia.
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 Russia TRANSPORTATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Russia's transportation system is extensive, but is in a state of general decay.
Compared with other developed countries, Russia has few passenger cars on the road, but many imports from Europe are increasingly arriving in Russia.
Russia's ratio of population per car is more than six times that of Western Europe.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Russia-TRANSPORTATION.html   (320 words)

 Wikinfo | Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The most practical way to describe Russia is as a main part (a large contiguous portion with its off-shore islands) and an exclave (at the southeast corner of the Baltic Sea).
Russia achieved a slight recovery in 1997, but that year's Asian financial crisis culminated in the August depreciation of the ruble, a debt default by the government, and a sharp deterioration in living standards for most of the population.
Russia is fairly sparsely populated and has extremely low average population density due to its enormous size; population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-eastern part of Siberia.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Russia   (2208 words)

 Russia - Water Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Russia's major ports providing access to the Baltic Sea are St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, and Novorossiysk and Sochi are the main Black Sea ports (see fig.
In 1995 Russia's merchant marine had about 800 ships with a gross tonnage of more than 1,000, of which half are standard cargo vessels, about 100 oil tankers, and eighty container ships.
Russia also owns 235 ships that are over 1,000 tons and sail under foreign registry.
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 Transportation - Economy - Russia - Europe
Russia’s transportation network has been shaped by the country’s vast size and its Soviet history.
The principal civilian seaports in Russia include Novorossiysk on the Black Sea; Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea; Nakhodka, Vostochnyy, Vladivostok, and Vanino on the Pacific coast; and Murmansk and Arkhangel’sk on the Arctic coast.
Russia's extensive network of natural gas and oil pipelines is another important part of its transportation system.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/russia/economy/transportation.htm   (870 words)

It ceased being a country isolated from the whole world, where you are to follow all the communist rules of daily life, where you are not able to make money in any conditions and where unemployment is impossible.
Russia became an open country with a market economy, and a huge number of problems due to the transition period and associated with great unemployment.
What's more, we in AFS Russia, in regard of international practices, consider you to call home not more than few times during the year.
www.afs.org /partners/rus/fea/char0_uk.htm   (311 words)

 Transportation Advances in Russia and Belarus
At the local level of government, transportation is characterized by units that work autonomously but are coordinated by a City's Department of Transportation.
A diesel bus department responsible for transportation in the urban fringe beyond tram and trolley routes.
Transportation is characterized by extremely high use of public transportation (98% mode split), an extremely low automobile ownership (5% of population).
www.islandnet.com /~rajames/ite/Apr96_Russia.html   (732 words)

 ESA - ESA Permanent Mission in Russia - Space transportation
Russia has been sending spacecraft and humans into space since the end of the 1950s.
Russia also has a project for a Clipper launch vehicle that will be able to carry up to six astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
Russia can offer a wide range of launch systems of different classes, from the heavy Proton to lightweight launchers converted from former ballistic missiles.
www.esa.int /SPECIALS/ESA_Permanent_Mission_in_Russia/SEMGMLW4QWD_0.html   (416 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Energy transportation diversification benefits Europe - Putin
Russia has been criticized for allegedly using its vast energy sources as a means to flmail its neighbors and Europe.
Germany and Russia have started the construction of the North European Gas Pipeline, which will eventually lead to Russian natural gas being pumped directly to Germany across the floor of the Baltic Sea.
The president said Russia had drastically changed the rules on the European energy supply market by concluding two separate five-year contracts with Ukraine on gas supplies to the country's domestic market and the transit of Russian gas through its territory to European consumers.
en.rian.ru /russia/20060713/51291414.html   (539 words)

 CHM333: Russia's Weapons Problem
The current concern with Russia is not that the United States will become involved in a nuclear war with Russia, but instead that Russia will not be able to adequately safeguard its nuclear arsenals.
Russia's aging nuclear submarine fleet is of constant concern.
Russia has no plans for a final method of disposition of the contaminated reactor compartments.
www.princeton.edu /~chm333/2002/fall/nuclear/weapons/russia.htm   (361 words)

 aschermann   russia  transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As a system of public transportation and a work of urban infrastructure, the Moscow Metro is an unparalleled example of architecture and design.
While a private auto in Russia is very expensive for those who have a minimal wage, several people talked about the greater number of personal cars as compared to several years earlier.
ote: the series of webpages that present Russia in the spring of 2004 are not copyrighted.
academic.missouriwestern.edu /ascher/russia/transportation.htm   (957 words)

 Problems of transportation in Russia
Vast territory of Russia, dividing western countries from their occidental partners, appears to be the most promising from the point of view of organising transit traffic, or in other words for establishing transport corridors for goods and passengers.
The transportation process must be extremely reliable, regular and cost effective to counterweigh the difficulties of severe climate, the vastly extended location of deposits and the region's high environmental sensitivity to ecological disturbances.
This is connected with the development of Russia's oil and gas extraction from the Arctic shelf and the increase in cargo transportation from Norilsk metallurgical enterprise, one of the biggest world producers and exporters of non-ferrous metals.
segodnya.spb.rus.net /3-4-00/eng/all_e.htm   (17348 words)

 Transportation Moldova Europe Regional
Russia pledges closer energy ties with UkraineXinhua, China - Dec 22, 2006...
An immigrant from Moldova, he served in previous governments as minister of national infrastructure and minister of transportation.
The contract system allows you to discuss the conditions of transportation and the ways of payment.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Moldova/Transportation   (522 words)

 Pravda.RU Russia's Ministry of Transportation to Assist LUKoil Building Oil Terminal in Vysotsk
Russian Transportation Minister Sergey Frank is planning to retire from the Boards of Directors of Sovkomflot and Aeroflot.
The Bank of Russia is about to issue a three-ruble commemorative silver coin with the portrait of a Goat, the symbol of the year 2003.
Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia's first deputy finance minister, made a statement to this effect after the government met in session to discuss the reform of the banking sector.
newsfromrussia.com /comp/2002/12/27/41464.html   (2243 words)

 Flat Stanley Goes to Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The metro system is the main method of transportation in Russia.
It is now the political center of Russia, where the national government resides.
Russia was the first country who launched a satellite into space.
www.mc.edu /campus/users/catlin/stanley/photos.htm   (539 words)

 Russia Today: Russian rail operators to expand operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Russia is unusual among major economies in transporting vast amounts of goods by rail, among them, cars, which travel long distances from the place of import, to the consumer.
Yet the car transportation sector is underdeveloped at the moment; only 10% of production is transported by rail due to a lack of shipment stages where cars and other goods can be loaded and unloaded.
In Russia, though, obviously, large distances make it more economically viable to develop the railway network and to utilize it to optimize automotive logistics”.
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 Launch - Russia and Space Transportation Systems
When the USSR was dissolved in December 1991 the number of defence orders decreased significantly, resulting in a corresponding drop in funding for the Russian space industry.
The redefinition of state borders also caused space assets to be dispersed mostly in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
The end of the cold war left Russia with several classes of ballistic missile that have now been converted to commercial lift vehicles.
www.globalsecurity.org /space/world/russia/launch.htm   (255 words)

 Russian transport: Russian Trains: Traveling in Style
If you decide to truly experience Russia in its entirety, then trains are the most convenient and fascinating way for you to travel the vast country.
Russia's landscape is very beautiful - starting from the northern nature and environment in Karelia to Moscow and Moscow's regions, which include cities like Yaroslavl, Kostroma and Rostov with their charming white churches and lovely lakes and rivers.
Also traveling through Russia you will see mountains and the sea, endless fields and interesting architecture that continuously change as you pass one region and enter another.
www.guidetorussia.org /transportation/russian-trains.shtml   (451 words)

 Moscow Travel Guide: Public Transportation System (Moscow, Russia)
Moscow is the largest city in Russia with a population of over 10 million people.
Recently the city administration embarked on a new transportation project to develop a network of the monorail roads.
Currently a short 5km track of monorail is in service which connects 6 stations along the route from the Timiryazevskaya Metro station to the Botanichesky Sad.
www.travelinrussia.com /moscow_getting_around/public_transport.html   (496 words)

 Travel & Transportation news :: Russia-InfoCentre
Russia has all chances to regain the superpower status
State traffic inspectorate officers promise to show gentleness and tolerance towards inconsiderable violations of traffic regulations by drivers on New Year's night.
No part of the content may be used without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.
www.russia-ic.com /news/category/1/?r=2   (353 words)

 Travel East Russia
We chose our itineraries for uniqueness to areas that are not well known or in most cases are not easy to access or explore on your own.
These areas are without a doubt the most representative of the unique natural and cultural wealth of Russia.
Eastern Russia has changed a lot over the past decade, however some of the less desirable trends are still with us.
www.traveleastrussia.com /provideniya.html   (1211 words)

 NOVECON: Новости: Transportation Digest
All Russia's airlines that fly to foreign destinations have been asked to start selling their plane tickets at single tariffs pegged to the euro rate as of December 1, 2006.
Russia's Transportation Ministry will shortly invite bids to draw up a feasibility study for the construction of a third runway in the Sheremetyevo airport.
Russia's aviation authorities have officially appointed the AEROFLOT DON airline a permanent carrier on the routes to the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh.
www.novecon.ru /sitedetnews.php?id=45   (6909 words)

 Russia Transportation - Getting arround in,to and from Russia ★
The Russia City subway system is one of the most efficient people transports in the entire world.
The Staten Island Ferry is the main mode of transportation between the boroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan.
Russia City is one of the few cities in the USA with adequate train service.
www.going2russia.com /russia_transportation   (1264 words)

 Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Cost includes food, lodging, airline transportation in Russia, ground transportation, interpreters, instructors, Russian specialists, a donation to the protected areas, as well as repatriation insurance and a student traveler ID from the Office of International Studies.
Hike and conduct research in the Altai Mountains straddling the borders of Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
The class will meet and interview scientists, non-government organizations, policy makers and resource managers to understand the political challenges of protecting nature in Russia as well as learn the unique biological and ecological characteristics that make these areas valuable.
internationaloffice.nau.edu /studyabroad/Programs/SummerPrograms/russia_ostergren.htm   (188 words)

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High profile attention to adoption in China could curtail or eliminate altogether adoption of Chinese children by persons from countries that have caused adoption to become the subject of public attention.
International Adoption Russia: Children of all ages, including babies and sibling groups, are available through Russian Adoption program.
Although it is not necessary that a child have medical or developmental disabilities to be eligible for international adoption from Russia, adopting parents should consider all children adopted internationally to be special needs.
www.orphansadoption.com /international-adoption/russia/russia_adoption...   (1604 words)

 Transportation Russia Europe Regional
Georgia to continue border delimitation talks with Russia in 2007RIA Novosti, Russia - 16 hours agoRussia subsequently suspended all transportation and mail links with the South Caucasus country, expelled hundreds of Georgian nationals living in Russia...
Messenger.geRussian electronic gas platform makes gas trade riseRussia-InfoCenter, Russia - Dec 26, 2006The figures appeared to be far above prognosis made by Russia?s Industry and Energy Ministry, which had predicted 15-20% of growth.
Ukraine to boost Azerbaijani oil transportation by 2010RosBusinessConsulting, Russia - 2 hours agoRBC, 27.12.2006, Kiev 09:58:09.Ukraine will be carrying 6m to 7m tons of oil from Azerbaijan to Europe in 2010, Ukraine's Fuel and Energy Minister Yury...Ukraine for consortium to lay out Odessa-Brody oil pipeline ITAR-TASSall 2 news articles
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Russia/Transportation   (336 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Russia, Kazakhstan sign agreements to streamline transportation
SOCHI, August 15 (RIA Novosti) - A series of agreements to streamline tariffs and terms for transportation between Russia and Kazakhstan were signed Tuesday on the sidelines of an informal summit of a post-Soviet economic organization in a Russian Black Sea resort city.
Another document deals with payment and other requirements for cargo transportation on Kazakh railroad lines running via Russia and vice versa.
Russia, which has failed to complete WTO accession talks, including with the United States in July, has stepped up efforts to spur the development of Eurasec and other economic projects with its former Soviet allies.
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