On the occasion of the International Railway Congress held from 17 – 19 March 2019 in Vienna, Mr Oleg Belozerov Chairman of Russian Railways presented the Medal of Honour on behalf of Russian Railways to Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC, in recognition of a career dedicated to the international development of railways.
Mr Loubinoux said that receiving such award is always a special moment:
- A moment of recognition for the work and achievements
- A moment of honour as this special medal is very rarely granted to foreign personalities
But beyond this recognition which is the expression of merits there is the expression of values:
- Values of unity, solidarity and universality that we try to foster among our members worldwide
- And more particularly with RZD personal values of respect and friendship