Vladivostok attracts travelers with its richmajestic history, the unique monsoon climate and splendid architecture, where monumental ramparts intertwined with the luxury of the old merchant quarters.
Vladivostok City is located in the geographicalarea called The Russian Far East, and the name of the city symbolizes the secular military and cultural presence of Russia in this region of the world. After all, given that the city's name means "to possess the east." Foundation of the city under the same name was not surprising, as these sparsely populated and rich land resources has always attracted the attention of neighboring powers, and Vladivostok became a real stronghold of Russia's most powerful and at the time a military fortress in the world.
Vladivostok - it is the largest city in the RussianFar East with a population of about 600,000 people. In sum, the neighboring towns, which form together with the Vladivostok agglomeration, is home to nearly a million people.
Vladivostok on the Russian map
Vladivostok is the administrative centerPrimorsky Krai, which is part of the Far Eastern Federal District. The capital of Primorye - an important economic, cultural and military-strategic point of Russia. Port of Vladivostok - the largest Russian commercial port in this part of the country, as cargo turnover in third place among all the ports of the Far Eastern basin.
Vladivostok is the main military basePacific Navy. The city is located on the Japan Sea coast, 280 kilometers from the border with North Korea. Vladivostok is located on the same latitude with cities like Sochi or Nice, but due to lack of warm ocean currents and monsoon climate yarkovyrazhenny weather in this city is much colder, and local open spaces overtake large snowfalls in winter.
From Vladivostok easy to fall into a number of neighboringStates. So, to the Chinese border can be reached in about five hours by car. In the port city of Japan regular ferries. Travel time, for example, to Sapporo will be about two days. Tokyo and Vladivostok bind direct air flights. The nearest to Vladivostok large Russian cities are: Khabarovsk (760 km, 12 hours by train or 1 hour 15 minutes by plane), Komsomolsk-on-Amur (1,200 km, 1 day, 3 hours by train) and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (1 hour 50 minutes by plane).
How to get to Vladivostok
Vladivostok is the final destinationTrans-Siberian railway, connecting the city with the regions of Central Russia and Moscow. Travel time by train from Moscow to Vladivostok will be six days at the cost of tickets for a reserved seat from 6000 and almost 33,000 rubles for a seat in the carriage ST.
Through the state programsubsidizing air travel from the capital of Russia to Vladivostok can be reached by plane for the first 9 hours of the ticket price from 7000 to 9000 rubles. Residents of the Urals regions can fly to Vladivostok from Ekaterinburg, which regularly sends Flights local airline "Vladivostok Avia". Flights are carried out on a regular basis in virtually every major city in Eastern Siberia (Krasnoyarsk, Chita, Yakutsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and others). International airport "Knevichi" is 38 kilometers from the center of Vladivostok near the town of Artem.