Gerd Ludwig, “Siberia, Russia," photograph, 1997.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad, a century old monument to the Tsars’ imperial will and the Soviet Union’s industrial might, is the world’s longest railway. It begins in Moscow and runs eastward through the Ural Mountains and across all of Asia to Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan. Although work began in 1891, the first time a train traveled uninterrupted was only in 1904

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