The longest railway in the world is The Trans-Siberian Railway. Its short name is the Trans-Sib. It was called The Great Siberian Way in the past. And it really deserves to be called great. This railway passes through whole Russia.
It plays a very important role for the country. Dont forget about its economic importance. The Trans-Sib connects the Central part of Russia with the Eastern part of the country. This helps quicker development of the Siberian territories.
That railroad was built quite quickly for that time. The building of the whole Railway took little more then 14 years. So every year 670 kilometers was ready. The building was complicated with natural factors. The Trans-Siberian Railway passes through big Russian rivers and also through fields of permafrost.
The Trans-Sib connects Moscow and Vladivostok. Also this way it passes many Russian cities and towns. Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Irkutsk, Chita are among them. Its length is kilometers.
There are some special excursion tours along The Trans-Siberian Railway. They are very popular among foreigners. They suit those who are interested in going through all the country. You can see how rich and diverse nature and geography of Russia. Here youll be able to feel how tremendous its territory is.
Those wholl decide to go through The Trans- Siberian Railway will have visited 87 Russian cities and towns. Monuments and signs installed near the railroad will inform about coming from one region to another. Apart from the cities youll find a lot of interesting things during the trip. For example you will pass the Urals. They divide Europe and Asia. Youll see a lot of Russian rivers.
Of course Lake Baikal is one of the main sightseeing attractions which you can see during your trip on the Railway. Lots of people overcome hundreds of kilometers especially to see it. This lake is unique.