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Nearly 6,000 miles of railroad separate Russia's capital city of Moscow from Vladivostok, on the Pacific Ocean. While crossing the world's largest country and bridging two continents, NPR's David Greene reports on how Russia's history has shaped its people and, where, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians want their country to go.

To see some of our earlier live posts from the train, go to NPR's Picture Show blog.

Credits: Kainaz Amaria, Chuck Holmes, Nelson Hsu, Laura Krantz, Greg Myre, Maureen Pao / NPR