The golden age of train left behind, in the 19th and mid-20th Century, when the lines of commercial and passenger trains competing in deployment speed and luxury. Legendary trains like the Orient Express, the Transalpine, or the Darjeeling Express  left a trail of legend, however, they were overshadowed by the more fascinating and over all train travel, one of the few survivors of those times: the Siberian.

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a cultural bridge between European Russia and the Far East regions near Mongolia and China. The main route of the Trans-Siberian (there are alternative routes that deviate to the south and southeast) opened in 1914 and runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia’s easternmost city, the last port. The entire journey lasts about seven days, and during the journey is possible look beauties of Lake Baikal and the mystery of the Siberian steppe. Historically, the Trans-Siberian was the backbone of the Soviet empire, and made it possible to remove many cities of anonymity and economic neglect, opening a direct route to the capital. The extension of this route exceeds 9,000 km and stations to be traveled to get from Moscow to Vladivostok are just over thirty.

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