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1. At which station does the Trans-Siberian Railway start in Moscow (or finish if you're traveling west)?
2. One of your first stops out of Moscow will be Vladimir, mediaeval Russia's capital. By what collective name are Vladimir and a number of other cities such as Suzdal and Yaroslavl known?
3. Marking the geographical boundary between Europe and Asia, which mountain range does the Trans-Siberian Railway cross?
4. On the timetable for the Trans-Siberian many stations still have their old Soviet names. So when you reach the station of Sverdlovsk, which city are you in?
5. Well into Siberia now you reach Omsk. Which writer spent a number of years in exile in Omsk?
6. After the excitement of Omsk you've now come to the capital of Siberia. Which city have you arrived in?
7. After three and a half days on the train you decide to see some sights and disembark at Irkutsk. Which body of water is a short journey from Irkutsk?
8. After some time relaxing by the lake you get back aboard the train. Your next stop is Ulan Ude. From here you can change trains and take the Trans-Mongolian railway all the way to Beijing.
Ulan Ude also boasts a huge sculpted head of which Russian politician?
9. A Russian explorer lends his name to two stops along the way. The first is Yerofei Pavlovich, what is the name of the second?
10. At last, after a week of travel, you reach the end of the line. The name of this city translates into English as Lord of the East. What is its Russian name?
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