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.