Lastochka High-Speed Electric Train (Desiro RUS) was designed by the German company Siemens AG. It consists of 5 cars, the total length of the train reaching 130 m. The electric train can reach the speed up to 160 kmph. The electric train is equipped with seats for disabled passengers.
All the cars are equipped with air-conditioning equipment and digital display for passenger information purposes. Hand luggage shelves are equipped with 220 V electric sockets, which allow mobile telephone and other eqipment charging during the trip.
In 2014 Lastochka High-Speed Electric Trains were put into operation on the following routes: Moscow — Kursk, Moscow — Orel, Moscow — Smolensk, Petrozavodsk — St. Petersburg, Adler — Krasnodar and Rostov — Krasnodar. The number of Lastochka high-speed trains on the route Moscow — Nizhny Novgorod was increased up to three trains a day.