Introduction: Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure: Episode 2 (06:04)
Mongolia has twice as many horses as people. Nomads live in gers and move every few months to new pastures. Joanna Lumley milks horses and drinks homemade alcohol.
Nomadic Lifestyle (05:20)
Nomads cover the gers' outer walls with earth to provide insulation. Naadam holds wrestling and riding competitions. Lumley spends the night in a ger. Nomads practice ancient and modern herding methods.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (03:23)
Mongolia, China, and Russia have a tumultuous history. Lumley meets a young Mongolian who discusses his time in London. Mongolia relies on the railroad for imports and exports. Citizens consider whether a Russian or Chinese economic alliance is more beneficial.
Statue of Genghis Khan (04:10)
Mongolians revere the ancient warlord. Lumley travels 60 miles to see the stainless steel sculpture. Khaltmaagiin Battulga explains his desire to erect the statue and his wrestling championship.
Mongolia's Natural Resources (04:32)
Mongolians mine for copper, gold, and uranium. Mongolian law dictates that all resources must be sold to the government. Workers sift and weigh gold under the eyes of a supervisor.
Hooliin Chor (03:05)
Lumley listens to a group of Mongolian throat singers who blend their voices with traditional musical instruments. One man can create throaty and high overtone sounds simultaneously.
Traveling to Russia (04:45)
Families say goodbye to loved ones taking the train. Traders attempt to sell products and ask individuals to carry goods on their behalf through customs.
Border Crossing (03:48)
Customs officers search for illicit goods. A Russian guard questions Lumley about her camera. Two traders are thrown off the train.
Ulan-Ude, Russia (04:04)
The capital of the Buryatia region lies in the heart of Asian Russia. A sculpture of Joseph Lenin's head resides in Soviet Square. Lumley travels to Irkutsk; third-class seats turn into beds.
Irkutsk, Russia (02:57)
Anton Chekov considers the city the "Paris of the East." Lumley watches a master bell-ringer perform his duties; people compare him to Jimi Hendrix.
Russian Sociology (03:43)
Lumley joins an English teacher for tea; Natalia loves Victorian ballroom dancing. She reflects on nostalgia and Vladimir Putin's popularity. Lumley attends a dance.
Credits: Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure: Episode 2 (00:24)
Credits: Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure: Episode 2
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