Today population of Sviyazhsk hardly more than two hundred the person; the majority works at two schools (a boarding school and average educational). There are two shops, marvellously comfortable and inexpensive hotel.
Without problems mobile communication, anyway - MTS works.
Until recently to get in Sviyazhsk it was possible only on the river. Between Kazan and island during all navigation the passenger steam-ship daily plies; in the days off additional excursion flights are made.
Now comes to the end (partly, probably, under pressure of the public) construction of a bulk dam with asphalt road on which already today on the car it is possible to arrive in Sviyazhsk from the same station of an electric train "Kazan-Kanash".