Russian Railways

Russian Railways

JSC Russian Railways
Type government owned
Industry rail transport
Predecessor(s) Russian Ministry of the Means of Communication (MPS of Russia) (1992-2004)
People's Commissariat/Ministry of the Means of Communication (Soviet Union) (1923–1991)
People's Commissariat of the Means of Communication (Russian SFSR) (1917-1923)
Founded 2003
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Area served Russia
Key people Vladimir Yakunin
  • RUB1,481 billion (2011)
  • RUB 1,356 billion (2010)
Operating income
  • RUB 121 billion (2011)
  • RUB 218 billion (2010)
Net income
  • RUB 183 billion (2011)
  • RUB 208 billion (2010)
Total assets
  • RUB 3,186 billion (2011)
  • RUB 2,555 billion (2010)
Owner(s) Russian Government
Employees 942,808 (31.12.2011)
  • OJSC Federal Passenger Company
  • TransContainer (51%)
  • Freight One (51%)


JSC Russian Railways (JSC RZD)(Russian: Российские железные дороги (РЖД), Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi (RZhD)) is a Russian vertically integrated company, both managing infrastructure and operating freight and passenger train services. In 2012 it became one of the three largest transport companies in the world. The company was established on September 18, 2003, when a decree was passed to separate the railways from the Russian Ministry of the Means of Communication (MPS) (1992-2004, dissolved).

Full name — Open Joint Stock Company Russian Railways with headquarters in Moscow at Novaya Basmannaya str., 2. The operating units of the central part of the staff are at Kalanchevskaya str., 35. The president of the company is Vladimir Yakunin since June 14, 2005.

Read more about Russian Railways:  History, Owners and Management, Structure, Activities, Future Projects, High-speed Traffic

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