We captured some of the sights and sounds of Russia, Mongolia and China while traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War II.
A Military Drill team performs in the Kremlin near the Annunciation Cathedral.
Our train departs from some historic villages in Russia and central Siberia.
Tatarskaya is a small city in Western Siberia. We had a 5 minute stop here on our way to Novosibirsk.
Below we are leaving the city of Barabinsk in central Siberia. There was a prison here during Stalinist times.
Russian Rock music plays in the background as we depart the train station at Kazan in Western Russia.
Traditional Russian music plays over loudspeakers as Russians stroll near the Tom River late on a Friday afternoon.
The next 3 videos were taken in Kirov Square on May 9, World War II Victory Day, a national holiday in Russia. Russian soldiers and civilians are celebrating by singing Russian folk songs.
This is part of the crowd in Kirov Square. A Russian military band can be heard at a parade nearby.
A Russian soldier plays an accordian while singing folk songs on World War II Victory Day in Irkutsk, Russia.
A Russian soldier performs a traditional Russian dance with swords while another soldier sings traditional Russian music.
This was a Buddhist ceremony at Gandan Khiid Monastery in Ulaanbaatar.
We spent a day in Gorkhi Terelj National Park just NE of Ulaanbaatar. This is a panorama of the park.
Our train enters Zhangjiakou, China, a city of 1.1 million residents north of Beijing.