The Longest Road

Last year President Putin declared open a new road across the whole of Russia, stretching from St Petersburg to Vladivostok.

It is the longest road in the world inside a single country, covering a distance of 6600 miles - around a quarter of the Earth's circumference.

In this series, Peter Day travels the road and asks the people he meets on the journey to Vladivostok about their changing lives.

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01St Petersburg To Moscow2005121620060312

Last year President Putin declared open a new road across the whole of Russia, stretching from St Petersburg to Vladivostok.

It is the longest road in the world inside a single country, covering a distance of 6600 miles - around a quarter of the Earth's circumference.

In this series, Peter Day travels the road and asks the people he meets on the journey to Vladivostok about their changing lives.In the first episode he soon encounters difficulties when he meets a map maker who tells him the road does not exist.

02From Europe Into Asia2005122320060319

Peter Day continues his journey across Russia.

He leaves Europe behind as he crosses the Urals and arrives in the huge city of Ekaterinburg, on the edge of Siberia.

On the way he meets one of Russia's most famous rock stars.

He also marvels at some extraordinary mafia tombs, and encounters a veteran truck driver who warns him of 'dodgy' people on the road ahead.

03 LASTEnd Of The Line2005123020060326

Peter Day reaches the last stage of his road trip across Russia.

The road takes him through the cities of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous region, and elegant Khabarorvsk, until at last it delivers him in bustling Vladivostok, on the shores of the Pacific.

Since leaving St Petersburg, Peter has travelled over 6000 miles.