Yakunin, rather modestly, described this year as "a period of stabilisation." For the first time, RZD's board meeting was attended by representatives from other railways. Mr Rudiger Grube, CEO of German Rail (DB), said: "Across a series of indicators the company [RZD] has returned to its pre-crisis level. A great future awaits both our companies."
"Thanks to systemic work to overcome the crisis and grow profit, the investment budget of Russian Railways this year has risen to Roubles 315 billion," Yakunin added.