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The City of Vladivostok

Vladivostok, meaning the “Lord of the East” in Russian, is located less than 75 miles east of the Chinese border, approximately 100 miles north of Korea and just across the Sea of Japan and 6,200 miles east of Moscow

Vladivostok, the capital of the Primorsky Kray (Primorye or Maritime Territory) is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. It is the home port of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet. Home base to the Russian Pacific Fleet, the city was closed to all foreigners from 1958 until 1991.

Modern Vladivostok is looking to develop rapidly as Russia’s money-making, fast-spending, high living commercial and financial center. Businesses from all over the world have flooded in to take advantage of the city's position as a crossroads of Northeast Asia.An integral part of Vladivostok is its port, a whole city on water. Vladivostok is not only the eastern sea gateway of Russia. Here begins the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest in the world. The last stop on the Trans-Siberian Express and the so called "Last European city in Asia," Vladivostok is set amid hills overlooking the Sea of Japan.

The city has magnificent old and new buildings, monuments and a lot of other sights to wander around. Today Vladivostok is of great significance for the economic and development. The citizens are engaged in fishery, ship-repair, woodworking, light and building industries.

They produce porcelain, metal-working tools. The activities of many citizens are connected with sea transport. A large part of Russian merchant marine is concentrated here.

The City of Vladivostok

Vladivostok also means heat power engineering, radio electronics, railway transport, higher educational institutions and science.The flora is amazing only in the far eastern part of Russia will you find huge relict tropical plant species  Academic Quarter with a number of research institutes appeared over 30 years ago in a suburban area of Vladivostok, called the “Green Belt”. Institutes of Oceanic Studies, Biochemistry and Automation are considered to be the most important. Botanical Gardens featuring a unique diversity of northern and southern plants are also located in the Academic Quarter.

Vladivostok is also a good center for organizing camping and trekking trips to Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula.  Thousands of tourists from all over the world travel to Vladivostok. Some take the wonderful 7 day journey from Moscow on the Trans Siberian Railway, while others prefer to travel to Japan or China, and finally finishing their adventure by arriving at the Russian “Lord of the East”.

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