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Trans-Siberian Route Description

The following summarizes the stops along the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok. This is the world's longest train journey. The trip is full of great scenery and gives you a chance to see some of Russia's most interesting and diverse cities. The most famous train operating on this route is the Rossiya

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Russia’s political capital and financial as well as cultural center. The city includes several must see attractions from the Kremlin and Red Square to the Assumption Cathedral. Moscow is the largest city in Europe and is an exciting, vibrant metropolis.

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209 km
2h 30min.

Vladimir, founded in 995, was at one time a capital of Russia and its political, cultural and religious center. It has a reputation for its unique cathedrals, four of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Nizhny Novgorod

461 km
6h 30 min.

This city was founded in 1221 and was a trading center for people from across Asia, Siberia and Turkistan. Formerly named Gorki, political exiles were sent there in Soviet times and it was closed to outsiders for many years until 1990s.

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917 km
12h 50 min.

Kirov has a population of 350,000 and is the seat of a great agricultural center on the banks of the Vyatka River, a navigable river that connects with the Volga. The Russian rock group Wine hails from Kirov.

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1397 km
20h 10 min.

Perm lies about 800 miles east of Moscow on the western slopes of the Ural Mountains, and stretches along both sides of the Kama River. Founded in 1568 as a village, it became the administrative center of the northern Urals and gateway to Siberia in the 18th century.

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1778 km
1d 2h 20min.

Russia’s third largest city and the capital of the Urals. Sverdlovsk oblast is one of the most developed and advanced regions in Russia. It is very rich in minerals and raw materials and is a heavily industrialized area.

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2104 km
1d 6h 30min.

Tyumen was the first Russian town in Siberia and has always been famous for rich trade fairs and skilled craftsmen. The city was considered the richest Russian town in the pre-Soviet era. Today Tyumen is an important center for the oil and gas industries.

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2676 km
1d 13h 50min.

Originally built in 1716 as a fortification for Russia’s southern lands. Omsk sits on the shore of the Irtysh, at the place where this powerful Siberian river joins the quiet Om. Today, Omsk is the largest industrial and cultural center in Siberia.

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3303 km
1d 21h 30min.

Founded in 1893, Novosibirsk is considered to be the capital of Siberia and the third main cultural and scientific center in Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg). The area around Novosibirsk and the Altai Mountains are home to incredible nature.

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4065 km
2d 9h 20 min.

Krasnoyarsk is turning into one of the most attractive regions in Russia for both Russian and foreign tourists. The region offers a unique combination of beautiful rivers and mountains, clean air, hunting and fishing, architectural sites and rich ethnic culture.

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5113 km
3d 2h 20min.

Angarsk is an industrial city with what many might consider to be unsightly landscapes. Recently the construction of an oil pipeline between Russia and China, that would originate in Angarsk, has been discussed.

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5153 km
3d 3h 20min.

Irkutsk is the starting point for those who adventure to the Lake Baikal region and it is a main hub on the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian train routes. The city was founded in 1652 as a major fort beyond the Ural Mountains. There is a lot of history in Irkutsk!

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5360 km
3d 6h 40min.

Baikalsk is home to a popular ski and snowboard resort.

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5609 km
3d 12h 20min.

Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Buryat Autonomous Republic, formerly was part of the vast Mongolian Empire in the 13th - 17th centuries. A fascinating Buddhist city. Change trains in Ulan-Ude to travel on the Trans-Mongolian route to China via Ulan Bator.

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6166 km
3d 21h 50min.

Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Buryat Autonomous Republic, formerly was part of the vast Mongolian Empire in the 13th - 17th centuries. A fascinating Buddhist city. Change trains in Ulan-Ude to travel on the Trans-Mongolian route to China via Ulan Bator.

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8320 km
5d 13h 20min.

Shortly after the Birobidzhan station, one of the most spectacular legs of the journey begins. At 8481 km, the train crosses the Amur River via the longest Trans-Siberian bridge (2612 meters) immediately following a long tunnel.

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8493 km
5d 15h 40min.

Located on the Amur River which divides Russia and China, Khabarovsk is a nice, friendly town and it’s a nice place to take a break after spending lots of time on the train.

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9259 km
6d 5h 19min.

The termination of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In 1860, a Russian army unit landed on the bank of the Golden Horn bay and built barracks, these became the first building in Vladivostok. Soon after, Vladivostok became Russia’s main port on the Pacific Ocean.

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