From June 30 through to July 12, 2011, I visited Moscow, travelled across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, and attended the Naadam Festival in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.  Accompanying me was my brother Robin.  We journeyed on the “Golden Eagle” private train, on a tour conducted by GW Travel and its partners.  Here are some pictures from this fascinating trip. -- Michael MacKay

Russia and Mongolia