Trans–Siberian Railway takes the first place in length among all railway lines in the world. Over 9 thousand kilometers of rails run through the European region of Russia, the Urals, Siberia and Far East region, and connect big cities with ports, railway gates to Europe and Asia.
The development of the Great Siberian Way started at the end of 19th century. For a long time large territories of Western and Eastern Siberia had been remained hard-to-reach for European part of Russian Empire. The need in the way, which would provide fast and comfortable destination, appeared. The work started at 1891 after Alexander III issued the decree, simultaneously in Vladivostok and Chelyabinsk. Besides rough labor, workers had faced with severe nature of taiga, and despite of these difficulties there were railed about 500 – 600 kilometers every year. The construction ended in 1916 year. During travelling in Trans–Siberian Railway one can feel the involvement in the great men’s creature, feel the scale of the country and feel the difference between Europe and Asia, meet with cultural and industrial centers. Today you can follow the route in Trans–Siberian Railway: Moscow – Vladimir – Nizhniy Novgorod – Perm – Ekaterinburg – Tyumen – Omsk – Novosibirsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Ulan-Ude – Birobigjan – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok.
The route starts in Moscow – the capital of Russia. In Moscow you must visit the Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the famous Tretyakov Gallery (an art museum).
Vladimir is well-known due to cathedral and churches: Dormition, Dmitrievsky – all of them are the architectural monuments.
Ekaterinburg – the capital of Urals, big city on a Europe-Asia border. There is the Ganina Yama near the city – the place where the last representatives of the Romanovs dynasty were buried after their shooting down by Bolsheviks seized the power.
Tyumen is deemed to be the first Russian town in Siberia. Tired tourist would be pleased by the hot springs well-known by Ural population for it’s health-enhancing properties.
Bridges on Ob’, Yenisey, Amur rivers found in the Trans–Siberian Railway, are truly considered to be the monuments of engineering art. One of the biggest city in Russia appeared due to the building of the bridge on the Ob’ river for Trans-Siberian – Novosibirsk. This city is the industrial and scientific center of the Siberia.
Bridge on the Yenisey river (in Krasnoyarsk-city) is distinguished for its unique architecture, and won the award in World exhibition in Paris in 1900.
Vladivostok is the final destination of Trans–Siberian Railway. The Pacific coast, missile cruiser Varyag, Golden bridge and many other showplaces are awaiting for you here.