Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...
. The Russian Railways operate over 86000 km (53,438.1 mi) of common carrier routes as well as a few hundred kilometers of industrial routes, making it the second largest network in the world exceeded only by the United States
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. The Railways also are one of the largest companies in the world employing 950,000 people and is also a monopoly within Russia.
The Russian Railways were created in 1992, to take over existing lines within Russia from the Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....
The Soviet Railways ended operations in December 1991, due to the collapse of the Soviet Union.