Discover more about Russian history
In order to permanently connect Siberia to historical Russia, Tsar Alexander III ordered that a continuous railway be built from Moscow to Vladivostok. His son, Nicholas II, ceremoniously opened the Great Siberian Way on October 5, 1916. Now, the Trans-Siberian Railway has connected the Russian capital with the Pacific Ocean for over a century.
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the history of Russia, stretched over 9 thousand kilometers, but it is also the history of all humanity, which has always sought to experience the impossible and go beyond its own boundaries.
Give yourself the luxury of doing nothing
The Trans-Siberian was not created to overcome gigantic distances in record times. In Russia, when you’re in a hurry, you fly by airplane, and when you want to take a break, you choose the Trans-Siberian Railway. When you are particularly short of time, the Trans-Siberian gives it to you in a large quantity. It’s as if the Trans-Siberian pauses time so that you can fully enjoy it: you can read, drink tea, look out the window, and abandon yourself in thought. Under the steady rattle of the train’s wheels, without noticing it, you plunge into a state of deep meditation. At a certain moment, it’s as if you forget about your destination, lose yourself in space, and then find yourself. The Trans-Siberian Railway opens a space in time in which there are no deadlines and delays, and where you can get a taste of eternity.