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Thursday
23 March 2017





Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway using Google Maps (Mashups)

Google Russia and Russian railways have teamed up to put together a fascinating multiplatform mashup of the Trans-Siberian railroad journey. During August 2009, two video crews travelled the normally 6-day, 5, 753 mile journey from Moscow to Vladivostok in 30 days in order to acquire 150 hours of high-definition video footage. Using a combination of Youtube and Google Maps, armchair travellers can enjoy a simulated journey through 87 Russian cities, 2 continents and 7 times zones. If the clickety-clack of trains wheels clipping along the track isn’t appealing, viewers can enjoy a Russian reading of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace in the background!  

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