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In Russia, families with children will be able to buy tickets for long-distance trains at discounted rates due to subsidies from the state. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, reported on the website of the country’s government.
The Russian government has clarified the terms of the reduced fare for traveling with children:
- tickets at reduced prices will be valid for trips in compartment carriages on long-distance trains of all categories;
- preferential tariff does not imply restrictions on routes;
- the program is designed for families with one or more children under 18;
- the fare will be calculated using the formula as the difference between the cost of a ticket for the selected route in a compartment and 50% of its cost in a reserved seat carriage.
The implementation of such a support measure in 2021 will require more than RUB 1.3 billion. from the federal budget.