Russia by Rail: A view from Russia's Trans-Siberian Railroad

"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."  — Go to the series at NPR

Reporting on National Public Radio since 2005

David Greene is host of NPR's Morning Edition, with Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne. Prior to his current role, Greene was an NPR foreign correspondent based in Moscow covering the region from Ukraine and the Baltics, east to Siberia. During that time he brought listeners stories as wide ranging as Chernobyl 25 years later and Beatles-singing Russian Babushkas, and he spent a month in Libya reporting riveting stories in the most difficult of circumstances as NATO bombs fell on Tripoli. Greene's voice became familiar to NPR listeners from his four years covering the White House during former President George W. Bush's second term, and he was an integral part of NPR's coverage of the historic 2008 election, covering Hillary Clinton's campaign from start to finish.  — Listen to David Greene on NPR

Midnight in Siberia:  A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

Travels with NPR Morning Edition host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin. Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists.  Buy now >