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The Transsiberian journey
As part of the “Train to Copenhagen” project Russian Railways provides a special VIP-wagon to carry the experts bringing the message from Kyoto to Copenhagen on the route Vladivostok – Moscow (9289km-long journey).
The wagon will be attached and detached to five regular Trans-Siberian Expresses during the journey, as the program elaborated by Russian Railways envisages stops in 5 Russian major cities during the trip. Excursions, technical visits and meetings with the local authorities and press are planned as well as a meeting RZD top-management upon arrival at Moscow on 1 December.
The departure from Vladivostok is planned for 21st November.
On 24th November the wagon will make a stop in East Siberia. Participants of the journey will have an excursion on Circum-Baikal Railway and a ferry journey across Baikal lake.
Upon arrival at Novosibirsk (West Siberia) on 26th November participants will visit a wagon-laboratory to establish level of environmental pollution in the area of the rail line and Zayeltsovsky ecological park.
On 28th November the train will arrive at Yekaterinburg (Ural), where visits to the rain and melt-water purification facilities at a sub-station and carriage-washing facilities at the Sverdlovsk passenger sub-station are planned.
The next wagon stop at Nizhny Novgorod (Central Russia) on 30 November envisages meeting with regional environmental organizations, excursion to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and inspection of the repair-construction train.
On 1st December the train will arrive to Moscow where a meeting with RZD top-management will take place and RZD HQ.