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Russia tries to extend Armenian railways

By Messenger Staff
Friday, July 3
The Armenian railways, which are now managed by Russia and consequently called South Caucasus Railways, are today connected with no other railway system but the Georgian one. The Russians now want to expand the South Caucasus Railways’ capacity and connect it with the rest of the world, suggesting that it could connect with Iran Railways and via Iran the Caspian Sea.

Making this link would enable Armenia to become part of north-south corridor connecting Russia and other CIS countries with Pakistan, India, China and so on. If the railway link is established Armenia could export agricultural products, chemical fertilisers and construction materials, promote tourism and so on.