Russia commits $US 550 BLN for infrastructure
The investment program is the biggest ever adopted by the Russian government.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russia's underdeveloped infrastructure is a drag on the country's economy.
“Russia carries only one percent of trade turnover between Europe and Asia, while experts say this could be 5 or even ten times more. Thus, it is vital to move from just maintenance of Russia’s transportation system to its development,” Putin said.