Russia's Railway Troops

Published by CNA


More so than any other military, Russia’s ground forces rely on its expansive railway network to move troops and materiel across the country, for training exercises in peacetime, and to mobilize and sustain troops in war theatres. Russia’s vast territory and varied geographic terrain make other forms of transport such as road or sea less efficient and more expensive; its railway network is one of the world’s largest, spanning more than 85,000 kilometers from its western exclave of Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the East, on the Sea of Japan...