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Top 12 Facts about the Trans-Siberian Highway

image-37021.            Trans-Siberian highway is the informal name of the highway from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. 2.            The length of the Trans-Siberian highway is about 10,000 km. 3.            Trans-Siberian highway consists of the roads 'Russia', 'Ural', 'Irtysh', 'Siberia', 'Baikal', 'Amur' and 'Ussuri.' 4.            Today, along the whole highway there is an asphalt-concrete pavement, but ...

Cities on the Trans-Siberian Railway

image-3699 Passenger trains 'Moscow-Vladivostok” stop not at every station, and not in every city. Travelers are most interested in those, mostly big, cities where trains make stops. We will demonstrate train stops using an example of the deluxe train 'Russia'. European Cities of the Trans-Siberian Railway Vladimir - the ancient capital of the North-Eastern ...

Top 30 Facts about the Trans-Siberian Railway (part 2)

image-3692 16.          At different stages of construction of the railway up 90 thousand people were involved. 17.          Exiles and prisoners also worked on the construction of the railway – for that they received reduction of sentences. 18.          During the time of the reforms of Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire Stolypin, ...

Top 30 Facts about the Trans-Siberian Railway

image-3685 In 1886, the Governor General of Irkutsk Alexey Ignatiev sent to St. Petersburg his justification of the urgent need of building a Siberian railway. In 1887 a decision to build a railway in Siberia was made and first survey works began. In 1891, work began on laying the railway line from both ...

Trans-Siberian Railway Trip

image-3671 This will be a very unusual journey. A trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway - the longest railway in the world – is tempting for many travelers. For backpackers it is a way to cheaply get from Moscow to Vladivostok, and for experienced tourists – to realize their dreams. There are three options ...

Top 11 Amazing Facts about Siberia

image-36671. Size of Siberia The size of Siberia is 9,734 thousand square km. This is 57% of the whole of Russia. By its surface areaSiberia is only comparable with Canada, which is the second largest country in the world. Continues our list of facts about Siberia - the only of its kind ...

Top 7 Names of Russian Fur Hats

image-3651 Russian fur hats were a sign of wealth. Initially, Russian fur hats were the same for rich and poor and only differed in the quality of the material and the value of the fur. Later a division into hats for the rich and the poor took place. Headwear barely changed over many ...

Russian Army Songs

image-3539 Three Tankmen 'On the border the clouds are frowning' - the first line and an alternative title of the Russian army song 'Three Tankmen.' The song was written in 1939 and basically became the main song of the Russian tank forces. The song as written after the fights on Khalkhin-Gol (Nomon Khan) in ...

Tomsk – a City in Siberia, Russia

image-3635 Tomsk is a real wooden Siberia. Tomsk is located in the 'ring' of other, more well-known cities in Siberia. Yet Tomsk remains in memory as one of the cities that amazes travelers from the first time: with Siberian wooden architecture, genuine small town atmosphere and hospitality of locals. The Secret Behind the ...
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