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Trans-Siberian Railway

5,771 miles

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways that stretches from Moscow, Russia to Vladivostok, Russia, covering a distance of approximately 5,771 miles (9,288 kilometers). 1)

25 years to build

Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway began in 1891 and was completed in 1916, taking 25 years to build. 2)

Connect the different regions of Russia

The main purpose of the Trans-Siberian Railway was to connect the different regions of Russia and provide an easier and faster way to transport goods and people. 3)

Several different routes

The railway consists of several different routes, with the main route running from Moscow to Vladivostok. Other routes include the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian railways. 4)

Eight different time zones

The railway passes through eight different time zones and spans a variety of landscapes, including forests, mountains, and the Siberian Steppe. 5)

Longest railway in the world

The Trans-Siberian Railway is considered the longest railway in the world. 6)

More than 400 stations

The railway passes through more than 400 stations, with some of the most notable stations being located in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, and Vladivostok. 7)

Still in use

The railway is still in use today and serves as an important transportation route for people and goods in Russia. 8)

Approximately seven days

The journey from Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Railway takes approximately seven days but can take longer depending on the train and route chosen. 9)

90,000 workers

The Trans-Siberian Railway was built by more than 90,000 workers, many of whom were prisoners and exiles. 10)

Important role in Russian history

The railway has played an important role in Russian history, with the construction of the railway being seen as a symbol of Russia's technological and industrial progress. 11)

Subject of many books, films, and documentaries

The Trans-Siberian Railway has been the subject of many books, films, and documentaries, and is considered a popular tourist attraction. 12)

Notable landmarks

The railway has several notable landmarks, including the Krasnoyarsk Dam, the longest railway bridge in Russia, and the Church of the Savior on Blood in Yekaterinburg. 13)

Significant impact on the development of Siberia

The railway has had a significant impact on the development of Siberia, with the railway facilitating the growth of cities and industries in the region. 14)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Trans-Siberian Railway leads through UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is considered an engineering marvel, with the railway being praised for its ability to connect different parts of Russia and promote economic development in the region. 15)

trans-siberian_railway.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/14 04:18 by aga