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Vladivostok – Russia's gateway to the Pacific

Vladivostok is a port city in the Russian Far East. It is located on a peninsula, washed by the Sea of Japan. It was here that the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway line in the world, took root. One of the most powerful ports in the Asia-Pacific region, Commercial Port of Vladivostok, has been founded here. The city hosts events of an international level, including the APEC summit, the Eastern Economic Forum and next summer Vladivostok will host the 7th Children of Asia International Sports Games.

The foundation of Vladivostok began in the first half of the 19th century, when the economic development of Russia contributed to the expansion of foreign trade with the countries of the East. To expand commercial operations with them, on June 20, 1860, the city of Vladivostok was founded on the Golden Horn Bay.

Modern Vladivostok is a dynamically developing city, a cultural, educational and economic center of Primorsky Krai and the Russian Far East. The city has many attractions: museums, architectural and natural monuments. Many islands belong to Vladivostok: the islands of Peter the Great, Popov and Russky. Parks are also interesting, for example, the park of the Mine Town and Pokrovsky Park.

Sports infrastructure is well developed in Vladivostok. There are many stadiums, sports centers, tennis courts. Many of them will be involved in the 7th Children of Asia Games.

Vladivostok is also known as the city of animal rights activists. Since 2000, Tiger Day has been held here in the Far East, the purpose of which is to draw public attention to the problem of preserving the population of the Amur tiger.