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The “foreign content” in Russian locomotives is 60-80%, the Interfax quotes the Audit Chamber Report. Also, the locomotive quality acquired through investments of the National Wealth Fund is very low.
OAO RZD does plan to increase “import replacement” (acquisitions from Russian manufacturers) but the pace is too slow and will not allow move to become fully independent of foreign components within the locomotive acquisition term, the Audit Chamber reports.