The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated workers and veterans of railway transport on the day of the railroad, said in a statement on the Kremlin website.
In a congratulatory telegram the head of state expressed confidence that the company can rightfully be proud of the reached results.” In particular, he said, “unprofitable activities, the company reduced the tariff burden on the economy, the industry is increasing productivity”.
The Russian leader also listed, and facing Russian Railways “important goal”. This, he listed, “the increase in traffic volume, development and implementation of modern high-tech transportation products, improving service quality and comfort levels of passengers, the expansion of the offered services.
“And of course, you need to actively use in their work advanced foreign experience, modern logistics and management schemes, achievements of domestic science, design and engineering,” — said Putin.
Day of the railwayman in Russia, and, in particular, Belarus and Kazakhstan, is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. This year the holiday fell on August 7.