Russia Launches 1st Arctic Train Service

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The first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway set off from Saint Petersburg station with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey.

Key Facts:

  • The train, named, Zarengold, complete with two restaurant cars will travel from Saint Petersburg through according to the organisers, the whole trip will take 11 days and allow passengers to discover areas difficult to access by other means.
  • The tourists came from seven countries including the US, Germany, Norway and Russia.
  • The currency of Russia is the Rouble
  •  Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia.

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