In 2016, MIR Corporation is celebrating 30 years guiding travelers across Russia aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, along the Silk Road, to St. Petersburg and beyond. MIR has built a reputation as a leader in pioneering travel to destinations considered obscure, exotic, remote, difficult and even controversial - from Tibet to Tallinn to Tehran and everyplace in between. MIR (from the Russian wor...d meaning both "peace" and "world") specializes in bringing people together to discover more about the world and, consequently, about themselves. MIR has twice been named one of National Geographic Adventure's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth," and is a six-time recipient of the Tours of a Lifetime award by National Geographic Traveler. MIR is a preferred operator for museum, alumni and special interest organizations across the U.S., and a preferred ground operator for tour operators around the world.