Trains to Berlin, Kiev, Paris

Russian Railways will open new high-speed train routes to three European capitals in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that the country is hosting, the company's vice president Mikhail Akulov said Tuesday.

One route will connect Moscow to Berlin through Minsk and Warsaw, while the other two will run from the Russian capital to Kiev and Paris, respectively, Akulov was quoted by Gazeta.ru as saying. He did not elaborate on the cost of the project.

Russia currently has only three high-speed train routes, which go from Moscow to St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod and from St. Petersburg to Helsinki.

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