An interview with seasoned Trans-Siberian travel writer Matthew Woodward

Seasoned Trans-Siberian travel expert and long-standing friend of Real Russia, Matthew Woodward sits down with our team for a quick Q&A session to discuss all things trains, along with the release of his upcoming book ‘The Railway to Heaven’.

10
October
2019

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