Far from the trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, NPR host David Greene found the real Russia. Midnight in Siberia chronicles Greene’s journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In four-bunk cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country’s snowy landscape, Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years.
David Greene is cohost of NPR's "Morning Edition." Former Moscow bureau chief for NPR, he has spent more than a decade covering politics and events from the White House and abroad.
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Recorded On: Wednesday, June 24, 2015