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Vladivostok

Vladivostok is the city that immediately occurs in mind once we think of the Russian Far East. The city is located on a peninsula top, washed by the Sea of Japan. Recently it has become a leading center of education and science in the area and one of the most rapidly developing cities in Russia. Over the past few years, the city of Vladivostok was majorly upgraded by a number of unique constructions and institutions, including magnificent bridges Russky and Golden Horn, a huge university campus, and the Mariinsky Opera Theatre. The city regularly hosts global events such as the APEC summit, and the Eastern Economic Forum.

Book tour to Vladivostok

Amazing facts

Vladivostok hosts the Russian Pacific Fleet while the port of Vladivostok is the largest Russian port in the whole Pacific area.

The territory of the current city Vladivostok along with the neighboring areas used to be a part of China until 1860. Back then it was inhabited by multiple nations such as Mohe, Bohai Kingdom, Jīn Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, and other Chinese dynasties.

Today Vladivostok maintains a reputation of one of the most diverse cities in Russia all due to the internal migration during the Soviet period and massive Chinese migration that started in 1990s and is still ongoing.

Once before the city had a status of the main naval base of the Soviet Pacific fleet and therefore it was officially closed to foreigners during the Soviet period.

Vladivostok shares the same or approximate latitude with Sapporo, Florence, Marseille, A Coruña, Boston, and Toronto.

The area is famous for its numerous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks including the Russia’s only Marine Reserve in the Far East – a vast maritime area holding a special environmental status.

TUI bucket list:

The city-lighthouse

one of the oldest lighthouses in the area with quite an extensive history and unusual arrangement.

The Submarine museum,

located inside the actual Soviet S-class submarine, will take you through the milestones of the Soviet marine history.

A cable-car road

to the Eagle’s nest observation platform opens up the panoramic view of the city and the glorious bridge across the Golden Horn bay.

The Vladivostok Fortress (Russky Island)

is an exposition narrating the history of Vladivostok with its fortifications, civil and military affairs throughout the past century.

Arsenyev Museum

is a large and meaningful exhibition space. Permanent exhibitions, devoted to the regional history, culture and art are constantly being complemented by temporary displays.

Voroshilovskaya battery (Russky Island)

tons of iron on the surface and underground, complicated mechanisms, impressive combat power – 80 years ago Russian engineers managed to create this unique structure that still retains its reputation as an unbeatable fortification. 

Mariinsky Opera House

One of the most modern theatres in Russia and in the Asia-Pacific Region, it consists of The Great Hall, intended for classic  performances; The Chamber Hall – a place for “meet-the-artist” events, autograph sessions, programmes for children and master-classes; and The Summer Terrace, designed for open-air events.

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