Along The Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian
Far East and the Sea of Japan. With a length of 9,289 km (5,772 mi), it is the
longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia,
China and North Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916,
and is still being expanded.
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of the Russian Federation,
with 12.2 million residents within the city limits and 16.8 million
within the urban area. Moscow has the status of a federal city in Russia.
Yekaterinburg alternatively romanized as Ekaterinburg,
is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast.
Omsk is a city and the administrative center of Omsk Oblast.
Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River
Irkutsk is a city and the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast,
Russia, and one of the largest cities in Siberia.
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia;
it is located about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of Lake Baikal.
Khabarovsk is the largest city and the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai,
Russia, located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border.
Vladivostok, literally ruler of the East) is a city and the administrative
center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located at the head of the Golden Horn Bay,
not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea.