According to the Russian news portal – the Vedomosti , Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov defined the concept of the Moscow – Kazan high speed mainline during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on the railway development.
President Putin proposed considering the Moscow – Kazan railway extension to Krasnoyarsk. It has been also suggested that Russian regions have to take part in the project as it will allow “a better balance within the project”.
President Putin proposed considering international experience, introducing some taxation benefits for the project, including zero VAT on HST passenger transportation and zero profit tax on budget investments.
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