6,000 miles along the Trans-Siberian Railway gives you a good, long, look at Russia now. We’re jumping on the Trans-Siberian.
Russia’s storied Trans-Siberian Railway crosses seven time zones and six thousand miles, from the doorstep of Europe through Siberian wilds to Vladivostok and the far Pacific. It’s carried soldiers to war and dissidents to the gulag. Last month it carried NPR’s Moscow correspondent David Greene all the way east.
With families and farmers, Belarussians and Far East adventurers, through Irkutsk and Belogorsk and Khabarovsk. He brought back the story of a nation in ferment.
This hour, On Point: On the Trans-Siberian and Russia now, with NPR’s David Greene.
David Greene, former Moscow correspondent for NPR. For his last reporting trip, he rode nearly 6,000 miles on the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Vladivostok. You can hear his NPR series "Russia By Rail" here.
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NPR "In my two years as NPR's Moscow-based correspondent, I traveled widely in Russia and talked to wealthy businessmen, powerful politicians and poor pensioners. And before returning to Washington, in one last reporting trip, I hoped to make my most ambitious effort yet at tapping the mood of the country and its people."
Photos From David Greene's Trip
This program aired on January 19, 2012.