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Tolls For Foreign Trucks in Russia to Double

The Russian government is to raise fees for all foreign freight vehicles using the country's roads by 50 percent.

Annual tariffs are due to rise from 60,000 rubles ($900) to 120,000 ($1,800) rubles a year, while the daily fee has been increased from 385 rubles ($6) to 850 ($12) rubles, government websites reported Friday.

The changes will see Latvian and Lithuanian drivers added to the list of toll-paying truck drivers. These countries have recently introduced similar charges affecting Russian heavy goods drivers, the official announcement explained.

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