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Vladivostok

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Vladivostok (Primorsky Krai)
Coordinates: 43°08′N131°54′E / 43.133°N 131.900°E / 43.133; 131.900 Coordinates: 43°08′N131°54′E / 43.133°N 131.900°E / 43.133; 131.900
Country Russia
Federal subject Primorsky Krai [1]
Founded2 July 1860 [2]
City status since22 April 1880
Government
  Body City Duma
  HeadOleg Gumenyuk [3]
Area
[4]
  Total331.16 km2 (127.86 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
  Estimate 
(2018) [5]
604,901
  Rank 22nd in 2010
  Subordinated toVladivostok City Under Krai Jurisdiction [1]
   Capital of Primorsky Krai [6] , Vladivostok City Under Krai Jurisdiction [1]
  Urban okrugVladivostoksky Urban Okrug [7]
   Capital ofVladivostoksky Urban Okrug [7]
Time zone UTC+10 (MSK+7   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg [8] )
Postal code(s) [9]
690xxx
Dialing code(s) +7 423 [10]
OKTMO ID05701000001
City DayFirst Sunday of July
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Website www.vlc.ru

Vladivostok (Russian :Владивосто́к,IPA:  [vlədʲɪvɐˈstok] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ), literally 'Ruler of the East', 'Rule the East', 'Lord of the East', or 'Conqueror of the East' [11] ) is a city and the administrative centre of the Far Eastern Federal District and Primorsky Krai, Russia, located around the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea. The population of the city as of 2019 was 605,049 [12] up from 592,034 recorded in the 2010 Russian census. [13] Harbin in China is about 515 kilometres (320 mi) away, while Sapporo in Japan is about 775 kilometres (482 mi) east across the Sea of Japan.

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The city is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet and is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast.

Names and etymology

Vladivostok was first named in 1859 along with other features in the Peter the Great Gulf area by Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky. The name first applied to the bay but, following an expedition by Alexey Shefner in 1860, was applied to the new settlement. [14]

In Chinese, the place where the city is situated nowadays has been known since the Qing dynasty as Haishenwai (海參崴, Hǎishēnwǎi), from the Manchu Haišenwai (Manchu :ᡥᠠᡳᡧᡝᠨᠸᡝᡳ; Möllendorff : Haišenwai; Abkai : Haixenwai) or "small seaside village". [15]

In modern-day China, Vladivostok is officially known by the transliteration 符拉迪沃斯托克 (Fúlādíwòsītuōkè), although the historical Chinese name 海参崴 (Hǎishēnwǎi) is still often used in common parlance and outside mainland China to refer to the city. [16] [17] According to the provisions of the Chinese government, all maps published in China have to bracket the city's Chinese name. [18]

The modern-day Japanese name of the city is transliterated as Urajiosutoku (ウラジオストク). Historically, the city was written in Kanji as 浦塩斯徳 and shortened to Urajioウラジオ; 浦塩. [19]

History

The aboriginals of the territory on which modern Vladivostok is located are the Udege minority, and a sub-minority called the Taz which emerged through members of the indigenous Udege mixing with the nearby Chinese and Hezhe. The region had been part of many states, such as the Mohe, Balhae Kingdom, Liao Dynasty, Jīn Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty and various other Chinese dynasties, before Russia acquired the entire Maritime Province and the island of Sakhalin by the Treaty of Beijing (1860). Qing China, which had just lost the Opium War with Britain, was unable to defend the region. The Manchu emperors of China, the Qing Dynasty, banned Han Chinese from most of Manchuria including the Vladivostok area (see Willow Palisade)—it was only visited by illegal gatherers of ginseng and sea cucumbers.

On 20 June 1860 (2 July for Gregorian style), the military supply ship Manchur , under the command of Captain-Lieutenant Alexey K. Shefner, called at the Golden Horn Bay to found an outpost called Vladivostok. Warrant officer Nikolay Komarov with 28 soldiers and two non-commissioned officers under his command were brought from Nikolayevsk-on-Amur by ship to construct the first buildings of the future city.

The Manza War in 1868 was the first attempt by Russia to expel Chinese from territory it controlled. Hostilities broke out around Vladivostok when the Russians tried to shut off gold mining operations and expel Chinese workers there. [20] The Chinese resisted a Russian attempt to take Ashold Island and in response, two Russian military stations and three Russian towns were attacked by the Chinese whom the Russians failed to oust. [21]

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Vladivostok circa 1898

An elaborate system of fortifications was erected between the early 1870s and the late 1890s. A telegraph line from Vladivostok to Shanghai and Nagasaki was opened in 1871. That same year a commercial port was relocated to Vladivostok from Nikolayevsk-on-Amur. Town status was granted on 22 April 1880. A coat of arms, representing the Siberian tiger, was adopted in March 1883.

The first high school was opened in 1899. The city's economy was given a boost in 1916, with the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which connected Vladivostok to Moscow and Europe. [22]

American troops marching in Vladivostok following Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War (August 1918) American troops in Vladivostok 1918 HD-SN-99-02013.JPEG
American troops marching in Vladivostok following Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War (August 1918)

After the October Revolution, the Bolsheviks took control of Vladivostok and all the Trans-Siberian Railway. During the Russian Civil War, from May 1918, [23] they were overthrown by the White-allied Czechoslovak Legion, [24] who declared the city to be an Allied protectorate. Vladivostok became the staging point for the Allies' Siberian intervention, a multi-national force including Japan, the United States, and China; China sent forces to protect the local Chinese community after demands on their merchants. [25] The intervention ended in the wake of the collapse of the White Army and regime in 1919; all Allied forces except the Japanese withdrew by the end of 1920.

In April 1920, the city came under the formal governance of the Far Eastern Republic, a Soviet-backed buffer state between the Soviets and Japan. Vladivostok then became the capital of the Japanese-backed Provisional Priamurye Government, created after a White Army coup in the city in May 1921. The withdrawal of Japanese forces in October 1922 spelt the end of the enclave, with Ieronim Uborevich's Red Army taking the city on 25 October 1922.

As the main naval base of the Soviet Pacific Fleet, Vladivostok was officially closed to foreigners during the Soviet years. The city hosted the summit at which Leonid Brezhnev and Gerald Ford conducted the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks in 1974. At the time, the two countries decided quantitative limits on nuclear weapons systems and banned the construction of new land-based ICBM launchers.

In 2012, Vladivostok hosted the 24th APEC summit. Leaders from the APEC member countries met at Russky Island, off the coast of Vladivostok. [26] With the summit on Russky Island, the government and private businesses inaugurated resorts, dinner and entertainment facilities, in addition to the renovation and upgrading of Vladivostok International Airport. [27] Two giant cable-stayed bridges were built in preparation for the summit, namely the Zolotoy Rog bridge over the Zolotoy Rog Bay in the center of the city, and the Russky Island Bridge from the mainland to Russky Island (the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world). The new campus of Far Eastern Federal University was completed on Russky Island in 2012. Locals call Vladivostock also Vladik. [28]

Geography

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Vladivostok (1955)
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City centre in September 1982
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Valdivostok and surrounding region (DMA, 1988)
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June 2014 view of Vladivostok and the Golden Horn Bay

The city is located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, which is about 30 kilometers (19 mi) long and 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) wide.

The highest point is Mount Kholodilnik, 257 meters (843 ft). Eagle's Nest Hill is often called the highest point of the city; but, with a height of only 199 meters (653 ft), or 214 meters (702 ft) according to other sources, it is the highest point of the downtown area, but not of the whole city.

Located in the extreme South East of Asian Russia, Vladivostok is geographically closer to Anchorage, Alaska and even Darwin, Australia than it is to the nation's capital of Moscow. In fact, Vladivostok is closer to Honolulu, Hawaii than to the Russian city of Sochi.

Climate

Vladivostok has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dwb) with warm, humid and rainy summers and cold, dry winters. Owing to the influence of the Siberian High, winters are far colder than a latitude of 43 degrees north should warrant given its low elevation and coastal location, with a January average of −12.3 °C (9.9 °F). Since the maritime influence is strong in summer, Vladivostok has a relatively cold annual climate for its latitude. Vladivostok's yearly mean of around 5 °C (41 °F) is some ten degrees lower than in cities on the French Riviera on a similar coastal latitude in Europe on the other extreme. Winters especially are around 20 °C (36 °F) colder than on the mildest coastlines this far north, and are considerably colder than locations on the North America east coast at similar latitudes such as Halifax, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine.

In winter, temperatures can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) while mild spells of weather can raise daytime temperatures above freezing. The average monthly precipitation, mainly in the form of snow, is around 18.5 millimeters (0.73 in) from December to March. Snow is common during winter, but individual snowfalls are light, with a maximum snow depth of only 5 centimeters (2.0 in) in January. During winter, clear sunny days are common.

Summers are warm, humid and rainy, due to the East Asian monsoon. The warmest month is August, with an average temperature of +19.8 °C (67.6 °F). Vladivostok receives most of its precipitation during the summer months, and most summer days see some rainfall. Cloudy days are fairly common and because of the frequent rainfall, humidity is high, on average about 90% from June to August.

On average, Vladivostok receives 840 millimeters (33 in) per year, but the driest year was 1943, when 418 millimeters (16.5 in) of precipitation fell, and the wettest was 1974, with 1,272 millimeters (50.1 in) of precipitation. The winter months from December to March are dry, and in some years they have seen no measurable precipitation at all. Extremes range from −31.4 °C (−24.5 °F) in January 1931 to +33.6 °C (92.5 °F) in July 1939. [29]

Climate data for Vladivostok, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1919–present
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)5.0
(41.0)
9.9
(49.8)
19.4
(66.9)
27.7
(81.9)
29.5
(85.1)
31.8
(89.2)
33.6
(92.5)
32.6
(90.7)
30.0
(86.0)
23.4
(74.1)
17.5
(63.5)
9.4
(48.9)
33.6
(92.5)
Average high °C (°F)−8.1
(17.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
2.2
(36.0)
9.9
(49.8)
14.8
(58.6)
17.8
(64.0)
21.1
(70.0)
23.2
(73.8)
19.8
(67.6)
12.9
(55.2)
3.1
(37.6)
−5.1
(22.8)
9.0
(48.2)
Daily mean °C (°F)−12.3
(9.9)
−8.4
(16.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
5.1
(41.2)
9.8
(49.6)
13.6
(56.5)
17.6
(63.7)
19.8
(67.6)
16.0
(60.8)
8.9
(48.0)
−0.9
(30.4)
−9.0
(15.8)
4.9
(40.8)
Average low °C (°F)−15.4
(4.3)
−11.7
(10.9)
−4.9
(23.2)
2.0
(35.6)
6.7
(44.1)
11.1
(52.0)
15.6
(60.1)
17.7
(63.9)
13.1
(55.6)
5.9
(42.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
−11.9
(10.6)
2.0
(35.6)
Record low °C (°F)−31.4
(−24.5)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−21.3
(−6.3)
−7.8
(18.0)
−0.8
(30.6)
3.7
(38.7)
8.7
(47.7)
10.1
(50.2)
1.3
(34.3)
−9.7
(14.5)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−28.1
(−18.6)
−31.4
(−24.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches)14
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
27
(1.1)
48
(1.9)
81
(3.2)
110
(4.3)
164
(6.5)
156
(6.1)
117
(4.6)
57
(2.2)
28
(1.1)
18
(0.7)
833
(32.8)
Average rainy days0.30.341320222219141251133
Average snowy days781140.3000017947
Average relative humidity (%)58576067768792877765606071
Mean monthly sunshine hours 1781842161921991301221491972051681562,096
Source #1: Погода и Климат [30]
Source #2: NOAA (sun, 1961–1990) [31]

Politics

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Vladivostok City department of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations

Head of the city of Vladivostok on the principles of unity of command directs the administration of the city of Vladivostok in accordance with federal laws, the laws of the Primorsky Krai, and the charter of the city. The structure of the city administration has the City Council at the top.

The responsibilities of the administration of Vladivostok are:

Legislative authority is vested in the City Council. The new City Council began operations in 2001 and on 21 June, deputies of the Duma of the first convocation of Vladivostok began their work. On 17 December 2007, the Duma of the third convocation began. The deputies consist of 35 elected members, including 18 members chosen by a single constituency, and 17 deputies from single-mandate constituencies.

Administrative and municipal status

Vladivostok is the administrative centre of the krai. Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is, together with five rural localities, incorporated as Vladivostok City Under Krai Jurisdiction —an administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. [1] As a municipal division, Vladivostok City Under Krai Jurisdiction is incorporated as Vladivostoksky Urban Okrug. [7]

Demographics

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Church of Our Lady's Protection
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People walking on the city seafront

The population of the city, according to the 2010 Census, is 592,034, [32] down from 594,701 recorded in the 2002 Census. [13] This is further down from 633,838 recorded in the 1989 Census. [33] Following the 2009 recession the population of the city has continuously increased to 606,653 as of 2016 [34] Ethnic Russians make up the majority of the population.

Economy

The city's main industries are shipping, commercial fishing, and the naval base. Fishing accounts for almost four-fifths of Vladivostok's commercial production. Other food production totals 11%.

A very important employer and a major source of revenue for the city's inhabitants is the import of Japanese cars. [35] Besides salesmen, the industry employs repairmen, fitters, import clerks as well as shipping and railway companies. [36] The Vladivostok dealers sell 250,000 cars a year, with 200,000 going to other parts of Russia. [36] Every third worker in the Primorsky Krai has some relation to the automobile import business. In recent years, the Russian government has made attempts to improve the country's own car industry. This has included raising tariffs for imported cars, which has put the car import business in Vladivostok in difficulties. To compensate, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered the car manufacturing company Sollers to move one of its factories from Moscow to Vladivostok. The move was completed in 2009, and the factory now employs about 700 locals. It is planned to produce 13,200 cars in Vladivostok in 2010. [35]

Transportation

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Zolotoy Bridge across bay in the city
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Russky Bridge

The Trans-Siberian Railway was built to connect European Russia with Vladivostok, Russia's most important Pacific Ocean port. Finished in 1905, the rail line ran from Moscow to Vladivostok via several of Russia's main cities. Part of the railroad, known as the Chinese Eastern Line, crossed over into China, passing through Harbin, a major city in Manchuria. Today, Vladivostok serves as the main starting point for the Trans-Siberian portion of the Eurasian Land Bridge.

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Vladivostok railway station

Vladivostok is the main air hub in the Russian Far East. Vladivostok International Airport (VVO) is the home base of Aurora airline - a Russian Far East air carrier, a subsidiary of Aeroflot. The airline was formed by Aeroflot in 2013 by amalgamating SAT Airlines and Vladivostok Avia. The Vladivostok International Airport was significantly upgraded in 2013 with a new 3500-metre runway capable of accommodating all aircraft types without any restrictions. The Terminal A was built in 2012 with a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year.

International flights connect Vladivostok with Japan, China, Philippines and Vietnam.

It is possible to get to Vladivostok from several of the larger cities in Russia. Regular flights to Seattle, Washington, were available in the 1990s but have been cancelled since. Vladivostok Air was flying to Anchorage, Alaska, from July 2008 to 2013, before its transformation into Aurora airline.

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Svetlanskaya Street in the central part of Vladivostok (August 2005)

Vladivostok is the starting point of Ussuri Highway (M60) to Khabarovsk, the easternmost part of Trans-Siberian Highway that goes all the way to Moscow and Saint Petersburg via Novosibirsk. The other main highways go east to Nakhodka and south to Khasan.

Urban transportation

On 28 June 1908, Vladivostok's first tram line was started along Svetlanskaya Street, running from the railway station on Lugovaya Street.[ citation needed ] On 9 October 1912, the first wooden cars manufactured in Belgium entered service. Today, Vladivostok's means of public transportation include trolleybus, bus, tram, train, funicular, and ferryboat. The main urban traffic lines are City Centre—Vtoraya Rechka, City Centre—Pervaya Rechka—3ya Rabochaya—Balyayeva, and City Centre—Lugovaya Street.

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Port of Vladivostok

In 2012, Vladivostok hosted the 24th Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. In preparation for the event, the infrastructure of the city was renovated and improved. Two giant cable-stayed bridges were constructed in Vladivostok, namely the Zolotoy Rog Bridge over the Golden Horn Bay in the centre of the city, and the Russky Bridge from the mainland to Russky Island, where the summit took place. The latter bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

Port

The port is ice-free all year round (with the help of ice breakers), and in 2002 had a foreign trade turnover worth $275 million. [37] In 2015, a special economic zone has been settled with the free port of Vladivostok.

Education

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Videoconferencing in Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service

Vladivostok is home to numerous educational institutions, including five universities:

The Presidium of the Far Eastern Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ДВО РАН) as well as ten of its research institutes are also located in Vladivostok, as is the Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (Тихоокеанский научно-исследовательский рыбохозяйственный центр or ТИНРО).

Media

Over fifty newspapers and regional editions to Moscow publications are issued in Vladivostok. The largest newspaper of the Primorsky Krai and the whole Russian Far East is Vladivostok News with a circulation of 124,000 copies at the beginning of 1996. Its founder, joint-stock company Vladivostok-News, also issues a weekly English-language newspaper Vladivostok News. The subjects of the publications issued in these newspapers vary from information about Vladivostok and Primorye, to major international events. Newspaper Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) gives every detail of economic news. Entertainment materials and cultural news constitute a larger part of Novosti (News) newspaper which is the most popular among Primorye's young people. Also, new online mass media about the Russian Far East for foreigners is the Far East Times. This source invites readers to take part in informational support of R.F.E. for visitors, travellers and businessmen. Vladivostok operates many online media outlets - newsvl, primamedia, and primorye24.

As of 1999, there are also seven radio stations in the west indies


, the most popular being 24-hour VBC (612 kHz, 101.7 MHz) and Europa+ (738 kHz, 104.2 MHz). Europa+ normally broadcasts popular modern British-American music, while the ratio of Russian and foreign songs over VBC is fifty-fifty. Every hour one can hear local news over these radio stations. Radio Vladivostok (1098 kHz) operates from 06:00 till 01:00. It broadcasts several special programs which are devoted to the music of the 1950s-1980s as well as new-age.

Culture

Theatre

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Maxim Gorky Theatre
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Russian rock band Mumiy Troll at V-Rox festival in Vladivostok

Maxim Gorky Academic Theatre, named after the Russian author Maxim Gorky, was founded in 1931 and is used for drama, musical and children's theatre performances.

In September 2012, a granite statue of the actor Yul Brynner (1920–1985) was inaugurated in Yul Brynner Park, directly in front of the house where he was born at 15 Aleutskaya St.

Museums

The Arsenyev Primorye Museum (Приморский государственный объединенный музей имени В.К. Арсеньева), opened in 1890, is the main museum of the Primorsky Krai. Besides the main facility, it has three branches in Vladivostok itself (including Arsenyev's Memorial House), and five branches elsewhere in the state. [38] Among the items in the museum's collection are the famous 15th-century Yongning Temple Steles from the lower Amur.

Music

The city is home to the Vladivostok Pops Orchestra.

Russian rock band Mumiy Troll hails from Vladivostok and frequently puts on shows there. In addition, the city hosted the "VladiROCKstok" International Music Festival in September 1996. Hosted by the mayor and governor, and organized by two young American expatriates, the festival drew nearly 10,000 people and top-tier musical acts from St. Petersburg (Akvarium and DDT) and Seattle (Supersuckers, Goodness), as well as several leading local bands. [ citation needed ]

Nowadays there is another annual music festival in Vladivostok, Vladivostok Rocks International Music Festival and Conference (V-ROX). Vladivostok Rocks is a three-day open-air city festival and international conference for the music industry and contemporary cultural management. It offers the opportunity for aspiring artists and producers to gain exposure to new audiences and leading international professionals. [39]

The Russian Opera House houses the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater. [40]

Parks and squares

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Admirala Fokina Street (September 2014)

Parks and squares in Vladivostok include Pokrovskiy Park, Minnyy Gorodok, Detskiy Razvlekatelnyy Park, Park of Sergeya Lazo, Admiralskiy Skver, Skver im. Neveskogo, Nagornyy Park, Skver im. Sukhanova, Fantaziya Park, Skver Rybatskoy Slavy, Skver im. A.I.Shchetininoy.

Pokrovskiy Park

Pokrovskiy Park was once a cemetery. Converted into a park in 1934 but was closed in 1990. Since 1990 the land the park sits on belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church. During the rebuilding of the Orthodox Church, graves were found.

Minny Gorodok

Minny Gorodok is a 91-acre (37 ha) public park. Minny Gorodok means "Mine Borough Park" in English. The park is a former military base that was founded in 1880. The military base was used for storing mines in underground storage. Converted into a park in 1985, Minny Gorodok contains several lakes, ponds, and an ice-skating rink.

Detsky Razvlekatelny Park

Detsky Razvlekatelny Park is a children's amusement park located near the centre of the city. The park contains a carousel, gaming machines, a Ferris wheel, cafés, an aquarium, cinema, and a stadium.

Admiralsky Skver

Admiralsky Skver is a landmark located near the city's centre. The Square is an open space, dominated by the Triumfalnaya Arka. South of the square sits a museum of Soviet submarine S-56.

Pollution

Local ecologists from the Ecocenter organization have claimed that much of Vladivostok's suburbs are polluted and that living in them can be classified as a health hazard.[ citation needed ] The pollution has a number of causes, according to Ecocenter geo-chemical expert Sergey Shlykov. Vladivostok has about eighty industrial sites, which may not be many compared to Russia's most industrialized areas, but those around the city are particularly environmentally unfriendly, such as shipbuilding and repairing, power stations, printing, fur farming, and mining.

In addition, Vladivostok has a particularly vulnerable geography which compounds the effect of pollution. Winds cannot clear pollution from some of the most densely populated areas around the Pervaya and Vtoraya Rechka as they sit in basins which the winds blow over. In addition, there is little snow in winter and no leaves or grass to catch the dust to make it settle down. [41]

Sports

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Fetisov Arena in Vladivostok in December 2017

Vladivostok is home to the football club FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, who plays in the Russian First Division, ice hockey club Admiral Vladivostok from the Kontinental Hockey League's Chernyshev Division, and basketball club Spartak Primorye, who plays in the Russian Basketball Super League.

Twin towns - sister cities

Vladivostok is twinned with: [42]

In 2010, arches with the names of each of Vladivostok's twin towns were placed in a park within the city. [43]

From Vladivostok ferry port next to the train station, a ferry of the DBS Cruise Ferry travels regularly to Donghae, South Korea and from there to Sakaiminato on the Japanese main island of Honshu.

Notable people

See also

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Primorsky Krai is a federal subject of Russia, located in the Far East region of the country and is a part of the Far Eastern Federal District. The city of Vladivostok is the administrative center of the krai, as well as the largest city in the Russian Far East. The krai has the largest economy among the federal subjects in the Russian Far East, and a population of 1,956,497 as of the 2010 Census.

Nakhodka City in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Nakhodka is a port city in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on the Trudny Peninsula jutting into the Nakhodka Bay of the Sea of Japan, about 85 kilometers (53 mi) east of Vladivostok, the administrative center of the krai. Population: 159,719 (2010 Census); 148,826 (2002 Census); 160,056 (1989 Census).

Dalnegorsk Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Dalnegorsk is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia. Population: 37,519 (2010 Census); 40,069 (2002 Census); 49,792 (1989 Census).

Ussuriysk City in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Ussuriysk is a city in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located in the fertile valley of the Razdolnaya River, 98 kilometers (61 mi) north of Vladivostok, the administrative center of the krai, and about 60 kilometers (37 mi) from both the China–Russia border and the Pacific Ocean. Population: 158,004 (2010 Census); 157,759 (2002 Census); 158,016 (1989 Census).

Artyom, Russia City in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Artyom or Artem is a city in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located in the north of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula. Population: 102,603 (2010 Census); 64,145 (2002 Census); 68,887 (1989 Census).

Bolshoy Kamen Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Bolshoy Kamen is a town in the south of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on the opposite side of the Ussuri Bay as seen from Lazurnaya Bay. The town was closed due to its naval base and the Zvezda shipyard, but this status was revoked effective January 1, 2015. Population: 39,257 (2010 Census); 38,394 (2002 Census); 65,621 (1989 Census).

Fokino, Primorsky Krai Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Fokino is a closed town in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on the coast of the Peter the Great Gulf, on the Abrek Bay, about 45 kilometers (28 mi) south of Vladivostok, the administrative center of the krai. Population: 23,696 (2010 Census); 26,457 (2002 Census).

Spassk-Dalny Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Spassk-Dalny, sometimes called simply Spassk, is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated on the Prikhankayskaya Flatland on the coast of Khanka Lake. Population: 44,173 (2010 Census); 51,691 (2002 Census); 60,060 (1989 Census).

Dalnerechensk Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Dalnerechensk is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia. Population: 27,604 (2010 Census); 30,092 (2002 Census); 33,596 (1989 Census).

Arsenyev Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Arsenyev is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located about 160 kilometers (99 mi) northeast of Vladivostok, the administrative center of the krai. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 56,750. It was previously known as Semyonovka.

Khasansky District District in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Khasansky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the twenty-two in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located in the southwest of the krai, wedged between the Tumen River and the Peter the Great Gulf, and shares a border with both China and North Korea. The area of the district is 4,130.0 square kilometers (1,594.6 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality of Slavyanka. Population: 35,541 (2010 Census); 37,459 (2002 Census); 43,709 (1989 Census). The population of Slavyanka accounts for 39.5% of the district's total population.

Kavalerovsky District District in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Kavalerovsky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the twenty-two in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located in the central western portion of the krai and borders with the territory of Dalnegorsk Town Under Krai Jurisdiction in the north and northeast, the Sea of Japan in the east, Olginsky District in the south, and with Chuguyevsky District in the west. The area of the district is 4,215.2 square kilometers (1,627.5 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality of Kavalerovo. Population: 25,833 (2010 Census); 29,488 (2002 Census); 36,085 (1989 Census). The population of Kavalerovo accounts for 59.5% of the district's total population.

Nadezhdinsky District District in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Nadezhdinsky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the twenty-two in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located on the southern coast of the krai. The area of the district is 1,595.7 square kilometers (616.1 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Volno-Nadezhdinskoye. Population: 39,161 (2010 Census); 40,197 (2002 Census); 43,012 (1989 Census). The population of Volno-Nadezhdinskoye accounts for 17.1% of the district's total population.

Partizansk Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Partizansk is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on a spur of the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, about 170 kilometers (110 mi) east of Vladivostok, the administrative center of the krai. Population: 38,659 (2010 Census); 43,670 (2002 Census); 49,546 (1989 Census).

Lesozavodsk Town in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Lesozavodsk is a town in Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on the Ussuri River, 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from the Sino–Russian border and about 300 kilometers (190 mi) north of Vladivostok, the administrative center of the krai. Population: 37,034 (2010 Census); 42,185 (2002 Census); 44,065 (1989 Census); 37,000 (1972). It was formerly known as Ussuri (Уссури).

Trudovoye is a rural locality under the administrative jurisdiction of Frunzensky City District of Vladivostok City Under Krai Jurisdiction in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located on the Amur Bay 33 kilometers (21 mi) northeast of Vladivostok. Population: 18,522 (2010 Census); 18,935 (2002 Census); 17,278 (1989 Census).

Peter the Great Gulf bay

The Peter the Great Gulf is a gulf on the southern coast of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and the largest gulf of the Sea of Japan. The gulf extends for 185 km (115 mi) from the Russian-North Korean border at the mouth of the Tumen River in the west across to Cape Povorotny in the east, and its bays reach 90 km (56 mi) inland. Vladivostok, the largest city and capital of Primorsky Krai, and Nakhodka, the third largest city in the Krai, are located along the coast of the gulf.

Anuchinsky District District in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Anuchinsky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the twenty-two in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located in the south of the krai and borders with Spassky District in the north, Yakovlevsky District and the territory of Arsenyev Town Under Krai Jurisdiction in the northeast, Chuguyevsky District in the east, Partizansky District in the southeast, the territory of Partizansk Town Under Krai Jurisdiction in the south and southeast, Shkotovsky District in the south and southwest, and with Mikhaylovsky and Chernigovsky Districts in the west. The area of the district is 3,769.4 square kilometers (1,455.4 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Anuchino. Population: 14,613 (2010 Census); 16,010 (2002 Census); 18,187 (1989 Census). The population of Anuchino accounts for 30.5% of the district's total population.

Partizansky District, Primorsky Krai District in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Partizansky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the twenty-two in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located in the south of the krai and borders with Chuguyevsky District in the north and northeast, Lazovsky District in the east, the territory of Nakhodka City Under Krai Jurisdiction and the Sea of Japan in the south, the territory of Partizansk Town Under Krai Jurisdiction and Shkotovsky District in the west, and with Anuchinsky District in the northwest and north. The area of the district is 4,253.9 square kilometers (1,642.4 sq mi). Its administrative center is the rural locality of Vladimiro-Alexandrovskoye. Population: 30,238 (2010 Census); 31,666 (2002 Census); 29,455 (1989 Census). The population of Vladimiro-Alexandrovskoye accounts for 18.9% of the district's total population.

Shkotovsky District District in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Shkotovsky District is an administrative and municipal district (raion), one of the twenty-two in Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is located in the south of the krai. The area of the district is 2,664.5 square kilometers (1,028.8 sq mi). Its administrative center is the urban locality of Smolyaninovo. Population: 24,511 (2010 Census); 25,809 (2002 Census); 111,460 (1989 Census). The population of Smolyaninovo accounts for 27.4% of the district's total population.

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