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Corporate profile about Joint-Stock Company “Russian Railways”

n Railways is Russia’s leading railway company and one of the largest companies in the global transport sector. The Company is a natural monopoly and fully owned by the Russian Federation.

Our primary goal is to meet the state’s rail transport and employment needs, and to provide services to passengers.

Our mission Russian Railways is: The Company’s main business activities are:

We seek to effectively develop a transportation business that is able to compete on the Russian and international markets, whilst respecting our responsability as anational carrier and rail insfrastructure owner.

  • one of the largest freight carriers in the world (third in the world by freight turnover);
  • ranked fourth in the world for passenger rail transportation;
  • a leading contributor by size to the Russian economy (about 1.6% of GDP in 2013);
  • supported by the Russian Federation.

Russian Railways was established by Decree No. 585 of the Russian Government on 18 September 2003, “On establishment of the Joint-Stock Company ‘Russian Railways’”.
Russian Railways began operations on 1 October 2003.

In accordance with Decree No. 1009 of the President of the Russian Federation on 4 August 2004, “On defining the list of strategic enterprises and joint-stock companies”, Russian Railways
is a strategic joint-stock company.

  • freight transport;
  • long-distance passenger transportation;
  • suburban passenger transportation;
  • provision of infrastructure services;
  • provision of locomotive traction;
  • rolling stock repair;
  • infrastructure facilities construction;
  • social responsibility.

Russian Railways has a stake in 123 subsidiaries and affiliates.