Monthly Archives: February 2015

A flying visit to Rostov-on-Don

While headed from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to the Black Sea resort of Sochi, we had to change trains in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. It wasn’t anything to write home about, but we did find an interesting fried chicken shop.

Укрзалізниця (Ukrainian Railways) and РЖД (Russian Railways) trains at Rostov-on-Don Continue reading

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Russian high-speed railways and level crossings

Russia’s fastest train is the Сапсан (Sapsan) which links Moscow to Saint Petersburg at speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph). It entered service in December 2009 on existing railway tracks, which raised safety concerns in the villages along the way. So how did they react?

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