Ministry of Transport (Russia)

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Ministry of Transport of Russia
Министерство транспорта Российской Федерации
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Ministry seal
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Agency overview
Formed 1809
Jurisdiction Government of Russia
Headquarters 1/1 Rozhdestvenka, Moscow
55°45′47.79″N 37°37′29.47″E / 55.7632750°N 37.6248528°E / 55.7632750; 37.6248528Coordinates: 55°45′47.79″N 37°37′29.47″E / 55.7632750°N 37.6248528°E / 55.7632750; 37.6248528
Employees 500
Annual budget 112,2 billion rubles
Minister responsible
Child agency

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство транспорта Российской Федерации) is the Russian ministry responsible for developing public policies and legal regulations regarding commercial aviation, sea transport, inland waterway transport, railroads, road transport, urban metro systems, and commercial transport vehicles. The ministry is also responsible for surveying and mapping and naming geographic features. It is headquartered in Moscow.

The ministry was created in 1809 as the Ministry of Railway Transport of the Russian Empire and became the Ministry of Railway of the USSR after the revolution, later expanding its authority and becoming the Ministry of Transport of the USSR. After the collapse of the Soviet Union it was re-established on July 26, 1990 as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (this being the successor state to the USSR). When that state was renamed to the Russian Federation on December 25, 1991, the ministry's name was again changed to Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

For a brief period - March 9, 2004 to May 20, 2004 - the ministry was combined with the Ministry of Communications and Information. This short-lived combined agency was named The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Russian Federation.

Subordinate agencies[edit]

  • Federal Service for Transport Oversight ("Rostransnadzor"; Федеральная служба по надзору в сфере транспорта, Ространснадзор). Formed in 2004.
  • Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) ("Rosaviatsia"; Федеральное агентство воздушного транспорта, Росавиация). Formed in 1964 as Ministry for Civil Air Transport in Soviet Union, responsible for Inspection over the Civil Air Transport. Previous names: Department for Air Transport under the Transportation Ministry (1991-1995), Federal Air Service (1996-1998), Federal Service for Air Transport (1999), State Service for Civil Aviation (2000-2003), Since 2004 is carrying the current name.
  • Federal Highway Agency ("Rosavtodor"; Федеральное дорожное агентство, Росавтодор)
  • Federal Railway Transport Agency ("Roszheldor"; Федеральное агентство железнодорожного транспорта), formed in 2004 on basic of the previous Railways Ministry which was dissolved.
  • Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of Russia ("Rosmorrechflot"; Федеральное агентство морского и речного транспорта, Росморречфлот).

Ministers of Transport of the Russian Federation[edit]

Vitaly Efimov 1990 - 1996
Nikolai Zach 1996–1998
Sergei Frank 1998–2004
Igor Levitin 2004[1] - 2012
Maksim Sokolov 2012–present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ From March 9, 2004 to May 20, 2004 Levetin's title was Minister of Transport and Communications of the Russian Federation.

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