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31 Aug 2017 | The people of the Primorye have chosen the best places of the region

The people of the Primorye have chosen the best places of the region

The main attractions, the historical figures, and events of the Primorsky Krai were appointed through the public voting. As a result, three winners were selected: The Russian and the Golden Bridge, the Petrov Island, the Marine reserve of Khasansky district.

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27 Jul 2017 | The Wooden Jar Yard to appear in Taltsy Museum near Irkutsk

The Wooden Jar Yard to appear in Taltsy Museum near Irkutsk

The architectural-ethnographic museum Taltsy will be expanded with the new exposition space. This museum is a part of all Trans-Siberian tour programs. Here, visitors will be able to hear stories about drinking establishments of the 17th century in the new Wooden Jar Yard and play a chuck-a-luck game. Earlier, such yards were almost in every town. The wooden jar yards are the older version of the contemporary bars and cafes.

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22 Jun 2017 | The 10 most English-speaking cities of Russia

The 10 most English-speaking cities of Russia

According to the rating of the most English speaking cities in Russia, the leading positions belong to Moscow and St. Peterburg, followed by Novosibirsk, Kazan, Vladivostok, Nizhniy Novgorod, Omsk, Kaliningrad, Perm, and Ufa. The rating was developed by the Research Center of Regional Problems.

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18 May 2017 | The bridge between Russia, PRC and JAO will be included in the "New Silk Way"

The bridge between Russia, PRC and JAO will be included in the "New Silk Way"

The international infrastructure project will be completed in 2018. The bridge will stretch above the Amur river for over 2 kilometers, with 309 meters of construction located on the Russian side.

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14 Apr 2017 | The modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian railway will be finished in 2019

The modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian railway will be finished in 2019

The 16 objects were planned to be put into operation in 2015. Nonetheless, at the current moment, their technical readiness is estimated to range from 2% to 50%.

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22 Feb 2017 | The East-Siberian Railway will fund the modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian Railway

The East-Siberian Railway will fund the modernization of BAM and Trans Siberian Railway

The East-Siberian Railway will allocate 25 milliard rubles for modernization of Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) and Trans-Siberian Railway. The information was provided by the deputy director of the railway Alexandr Parshikov.

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25 Jan 2017 | The first cargo train from China has arrived in London

The first cargo train from China has arrived in London

The train took off on 1st of January from Chinese province Zhejiang on the far eastern part of the People's Republic of China. The trip through the whole Eurasia took 18 days. It is expected that the trains would go by this route on a weekly basis. The authors of this idea highlight that transportation of goods by train is much faster than by sea and cheaper than by plane.

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29 Dec 2016 | Divers had Set the Christmas Tree Underwater of the Baikal Lake

Divers had Set the Christmas Tree Underwater of the Baikal Lake

On 25th of December, the divers had performed the round dance around the Christmas tree in the Lake Baikal. At the underwater celebration, which took place at a depth of the 10 meters, there were The Father Frost, the Snow Maiden and the Christmas tree. The underwater celebration has ended with the underwater photo-session.

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1 Dec 2016 | New "Day express" will start operating between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude from 20th of December

New "Day express" will start operating between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude from 20th of December

The new train № 250/249, which is included in the programm "Day express", will start operating From 20th december between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude. The first departure is scheduled for 20th of December from Irkutsk and for 21st of December from Ulan-Ude.

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9 Nov 2016 | The Guardian's readers share their tips on what to visit along Transsiberian Railway

The Guardian's readers share their tips on what to visit along Transsiberian Railway

The Guardian has published the list of places to visit in Russia, suggested by its readers. They were courageous enough to travel up to the Solovetsky Islands, visit remote Lake Baikal, take a literary tour in St. Petersburg and go clubbing in Moscow. The Transsiberian railway has not been left unnoticed. Along the Transsiberian railway they have spotted several places for a visit and shared their experiences.

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19 Oct 2016 | Jubilee Trans-Siberian Train Arrived in Vladivostok

Jubilee Trans-Siberian Train Arrived in Vladivostok

Jubilee train ‘The Road of Discoveries’ dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the 50th anniversary of the ‘Rossiya’ train arrived in Vladivostok on October 17th. During the 6-day trip, its passengers had chance to watch watch documentaries and educational programs filmed with the support of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS).

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23 Sep 2016 | "The Trans-Siberian Railway Encyclopedia" by Robert A. Walker, Esq.

"The Trans-Siberian Railway Encyclopedia" by Robert A. Walker, Esq.

We are happy to introduce a new book dedicated to famous Russian railway - "The Trans-Siberian Railway Encyclopedia" by Robert A. Walker, Esq. As the title indicates, this book is a complete, fully comprehensive, detailed explanation of the Trans-Siberian Railway and all four of its routes in the English language.

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17 Sep 2016 | The Small October Railway has transported over 37 000 passengers this summer

The Small October Railway has transported over 37 000 passengers this summer

On 28th of August, the 68th summer season of Small October Railway (SOR) has been completed.
The festive event has been opened by the head of the SOR Vladimir Chilikin. He has congratulated people with the closure of the summer season, and has noted that the railway has been working perfectly this year; 37 thousands passengers were transported during this period.

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26 Aug 2016 | The train journey to commemorate 100th years of the Trans Siberian railway

The train journey to commemorate 100th  years of the Trans Siberian railway

On 22nd of August the luxury train "Imperial Russia" has departed along the Trans Siberian route with the tourists from all over the world. This tour was organized by joint efforts of JSC "FPC" and "RZD Tours" company.

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23 Jul 2016 | The East-Siberian Railway press service encourage people not to catch pokemons on the rail tracks

The East-Siberian Railway press service encourage people not to catch pokemons on the rail tracks

The press-office of the East-Siberian Railroad has announced their caution for people to avoid using mobile application, which can affect the attention of the users, near the railways.

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