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Far Eastern Express kicks off in Moscow Metro

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DECEMBER 11, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Egor Borisov took part in the launch of a thematic electric train Far Eastern Express. The ceremony of the launch of the Far Eastern Express, in which each train was dedicated to a specific region of the Far East, was held in one of the depots of Moscow Metro near Vykhino station.


The train will run on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line of the Moscow Metro, which is considered one of the busiest. According to the head of Moscow Metro, Viktor Kozlovsky, daily this line carries 1 million 230 thousand passengers. It is expected that more than 2 million people will travel in a thematic train for two months.

The railway express itself, consisting of nine carriages (the number of regions in the Far East), looks very colorful. On the carriages, in addition to the names of entities (Primorye, Chukotka, Kolyma, Yakutia, etc.), images of state symbols and the most recognizable brands are shown.

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In particular, the carriage of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is decorated with mammoth, Siberian Crane, Khomus, diamonds, Northern lights... For passengers, there is a lot of useful information. Here you will find brief information about the republic, the Yakut horse, the Lena Pillars and other places of interest.

- I feel pride and joy. Another remarkable event is held within the framework of Days of the Far East and forthcoming Days of Yakutia in Moscow. Thanks to this train, a lot of Muscovites, guests of the capital will learn something about the unique region, including our beautiful republic, they may want to come to us, Egor Borisov said at the launch ceremony of the Far Eastern Express. He added that it is difficult to find a more popular place in Russia than the Moscow Metro. Therefore, from the point of view of strengthening the image, attracting people's attention to Yakutia, the Far East, this event looks great.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev believes that the rapid development of the region that has been occurring in the last few years has earned the right to such an unusual presentation. "Today, 26% of foreign investment entering Russia falls to the Far East.  The last four years, the economic growth there is above the national average. There are thousands of new jobs, new businesses are being built. I want people to know that this is a beautiful land, and that there you can find a job. Entering the train, the person will look around and ask himself: what if I go there and see everything live? " said Yuri Trutnev.

During the ceremony, Yuri Trutnev, Egor Borisov, RF Minister for Far Eastern Development Aleksandr Galushka, as well as governors of other Far Eastern regions passed through the whole train.

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Elena Palash, an employee of the Moscow Philharmonic, admitted that she had never been to the Far East before. Although "this is, of course, very far away," she dreams of visiting this region. "It's interesting to see Vladivostok, Magadan, and Yakutsk. It’s very cold there but incredibly beautiful. Yakutia is associated with diamonds, reindeer, mammoths, warm fur coats and hats, ice and snow," she said.

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Dmitry Ivanov, who promotes his own start-up in the digital sphere, said that he had already read the program of Days of the Far East and read something about the Ust-Lensky Reserve in the carriage of Yakutia. Information about the Far Eastern hectare was not left without attention of the beginning entrepreneur. "If I have this opportunity, I will definitely have my free hectare!" - said the young man.

Days of the Far East are held in Moscow for the first time December 8 - 16. The Far Eastern Fair opened on Tverskaya Square, which over the weekend had already been visited by tens of thousands of people. Also this week an extensive program of Days of Yakutia starts in the capital including a number of socio-political and cultural events.

Photo by Maria Vasilieva (YSIA), Andrey Nikitin