Russians complain about damage to railway by unidentified persons in different Russian regions

Monday, 13 November 2023, 13:34

The Russians said that unauthorised persons tried to set fire to a relay cabinet in the area of the Ulyanovsk-2 railway station. This is not the first complaint about incidents related to Russia’s railways.

Source: RIA Novosti, a Kremlin-aligned Russian news outlet; Telegram channels

Quote: "On 12 November 2023, an attempt to set fire to a relay box in the area of the Ulyanovsk-2 station (Ulyanovsk Oblast) of the Kuybyshev Railway was observed. The movement of passenger trains was not affected by the incident. The Kuybyshev railway operates normally."

Details: Telegram channels report that two cabinets – relay and battery – were doused with petrol. There seemed to be a bottle with leftover fuel and a box of matches lying nearby.

Russian railway workers called on law enforcement officers to report "suspicious actions" at railway transport facilities.


  • A freight train was derailed in Russia on 11 November. Reportedly, 19 wagons were reportedly derailed "due to the interference of unauthorised persons" in Russia’s Ryazan Oblast.
  • Experts at the Institute for the Study of War noted that Ukraine is ramping up attacks on the Russian military and other key targets in occupied Ukraine and inside Russia.

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