One of the most magical journeys in the world
Here is a video explaining the path from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk (Lake Baikal). Once in Novosibirsk you will have to deal with more Russian booths. If you succeed, you will begin one of the most magical journeys in the world. The train to Vladibostok is very cultural and there are very few tourists (not like from Irkutsk to Ulan-Bator) The people of this train are Russian families you will have the opportunity to meet and live apart from sharing meals and experiences. If you do not bring food, you can buy something in each car. (Normally from rude Russian girls. Though ours was very nice) and the other option is to get off at all stops for minimum 20 mins as village ladies approach the train with homemade meals to sell to travelers.