26 Nov 2019 16:51

Putin to open M-11 highway, visit ships at Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on Wednesday

MOSCOW. Nov 26 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony marking the opening of the M-11 Moscow-St. Petersburg highway during his working trip to St. Petersburg on November 27, the presidential press service said in a statement.

The head of state will also chair a conference concerning the influence of pursuing the investment project of building the M-11 Moscow-St. Petersburg high-speed highway on the socio-economic development of Russian regions, the statement said.

The new route will accommodate transit traffic, including regional one, while the current M-10 Russia highway will be oriented at local traffic. This will ensure high-speed connection between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The new highway will be 669 kilometers long. The construction of the M-11 highway is based on the principles of public-private partnership, where the executing parties' investment obligations regarding the co-funding of works are listed among conditions of the concluded agreements.

On the same day, Putin will visit the Admiralty Shipyards, the Russian presidential press service said.

The head of state will tour the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky submarine and visit two ships under construction, the ice-class patrol boat Ivan Papanin and the Viktor Chernomyrdin, as well as attending the keel-laying ceremony for the ice-class patrol boat Nikolai Zubov.

Bilateral meetings are scheduled between the Russian head of state and UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and World Economic Forum President Klaus Martin Schwab.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the sambo group which was headed by Anatoly Rakhlin in 1969, Putin will visit the Turbostroitel judo club, where he will talk to the veterans of the club and athletes.

Putin will additionally attend an unveiling ceremony for a monument to writer and public figure Daniil Granin, the statement said.