VIDEO – Russia – Trans-Siberian Railway

Last modified 11.12.2022 | Published 30.05.2011North and Central Europe, Russia, Videos

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This is a video from the Trans-Siberian Railway (actually Trans-Mongolian) from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar. It shows life on board, the stations, and the views.

According to Wikipedia, the Trans-Siberian Railway connects European Russia to the Russian Far East. Spanning a length of over 9,289 kilometers, it is the longest railway line in the world. It runs from the city of Moscow in the west to the city of Vladivostok in the east.

During the period of the Russian Empire, government ministers – personally appointed by Alexander III and his son Nicholas II – supervised the building of the railway network between 1891 and 1916. Even before its completion, the line attracted travellers who documented their experiences. Since 1916, the Trans-Siberian Railway has directly connected Moscow with Vladivostok.

Another route is the Trans-Mongolian Railway, which coincides with the Trans-Siberian as far as Ulan-Ude on Lake Baikal’s eastern shore. From Ulan-Ude the Trans-Mongolian heads south to Ulaan-Baatar before making its way southeast to Beijing.

Audio: 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

First, watch the video from the Trans-Siberian Railway (the Mongolian route), then read the full story here.

You will find a number of videos from several countries on Sandalsand’s YouTube channel. As you can see from the link above, that’s where the original videos are. In addition all videos and playlists also appear in separate articles on this website, like the one you are on now. You may watch the video right here, or in a larger window on YouTube.