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Naushki Station

NaushkiAbout 300 years ago, a trade route used to run 30 kilometres from the future station Naushki and close to the Russian-Chinese border. Later, a tsarist customs post was set up there. To avoid paying customs duties and smuggle goods, merchants told each other "by ear" - Naushki in Russian - that there was another route close by which was not controlled by the authorities. Gradually the route became a well-trodden path and lost its "contraband" status, but the name stuck, and was given to the train station many years later.