Mystery of the golden train

In the early 20th century, a train carrying the gold reserve of the Russian Empire went on a journey across the country – but it never reached its destination. The gold mysteriously disappeared.

The legends surrounding this story are alive to this day.

According to the scientists, part of the gold reserve is thought to have sunk in Lake Baikal. Some claim it lies in Siberian monasteries. Others – that it is hidden away in caves in the country’s Far East, or even in what is now the Czech Republic. What happened to the bulk of the Russian Empire’s gold reserve which went missing in 1919 is one of the most intriguing myths of Russian history.