100 years of the Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world. Its length is 9288.2 kilometers. The highway connecting Moscow with Vladivostok runs through 80 cities, crosses two continents, eight time zones and 16 major rivers. The construction of the eastern part of the highway (the historical section of the route from Miass to Vladivostok) lasted from 1891 to 1916.
Engineer on the train, following the Trans-Siberian Railway, in the Irkutsk region, 1960s.
Convicts exiled to Sakhalin Island who participated in the construction of the section of the Trans-Siberian Railway along the Ussuri River, around 1890.
Construction of the eastern part of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The railway runs through the mountains, 1917.
During the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway, some sections had to be cleared with explosives.
Advertising card in 1904, which depicts the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Vladivostok, the final destination of the Trans-Siberian Railway, in 1918. At a time when trains traveled at a speed of about 30 kilometers per hour, the journey from Moscow to Vladivostok could last a month.