Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Rail Tariff Changes Proposed

The Transportation Ministry has proposed that rail freight tariffs in 2012 include a 4 percent investment component to compensate for a cut in subsidies totaling 40 billion rubles ($1.37 billion), Deputy Transportation Minister Andrei Nedosekov said Wednesday.

"The Transportation Ministry supports keeping the tariffs at 7.4 percent, plus 4 percent for the investment component, and further work with the Economic Development Ministry and the Finance Ministry on subsidies, so that the 80 billion rubles Russian Railways requested can be cut by at least 50 percent."

The proposed 4 percent investment component could be collected by Russian Railways or received directly from the federal budget.


… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more