My train left early, taking about 24hours to cover the 1550km from Murmansk to St. Petersburg. The trip was fairly uneventful, although very beautiful scenery floated by constantly and in the compartment next to me someone had actually taken with him a cat! I shared my compartment with a mom and daughter who constantly whispered to another, probably unaware that I wasn't able to understand them anyway. The girl looked like one of the Kelly Family. Two remarkable stations that we passed were '45km' and '5km'.