The message reads, in part:
“Throughout the past years, the company has been dynamically increasing its potential. Most importantly, it has maintained a powerful workforce capacity and the wonderful working traditions that the Russian railway industry has always been famous for.
Today, you can rightly be proud of the achieved results. Major infrastructure projects are being carried out successfully; railway stations are being modernised; passenger services are being improved. High-speed operations are growing rapidly. The Moscow Central Circle received a new lease of life. And of course, I would like to point out your significant contribution to the preparations and organisation of such large-scale sports events as the Sochi Olympics and the World Cup.”
Russian Railways is one of the world’s largest transport and logistics holdings. More than a quarter of passenger and almost half of all cargo operations in Russia use the railways. The holding employs 1.2 percent of people employed in the national economy. Russian Railways accounts for 3 percent of investment in the real sector.
The company’s founder and only shareholder is the Russian Federation. The Russian Government performs the shareholder duties on behalf of the Russian Federation.