The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of  railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. With a length of 9,289 kilometres (5,772 miles), from Moscow to Vladivostok, it is the longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and Nortg Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916, and is still being expanded.

It was built between 1891 and 1916 under the supervision of Russian government ministers personally appointed by Tsar Alexander 3 and his son, the Tsarevich Nicholas (later Tsar Nicolas 2). Even before it had been completed, it attracted travellers who wrote of their adventures.