Primorsky Krai

primorsky krai  -  пРИМОРСКИЙ КРАЙ (digital code 25)


Population amounts to about 650,000 people. Time: Moscow zone + 7 hours.

Vladivostok was founded in 1860 and soon became a major naval base. It is still is and will continue to be due to availability of numerous harbors suitable for the purpose.

A view over Golden Horn Bay.

The monument to the Fighters for Soviet Power in the Far East.

Thanks to the 2012 Asian Pacific Economic Conference held in Vladivostok, big changes occurred in the city. The most visible are two suspension bridges. The shorter one was built across Golden Horn Bay, the longer one spans the mainland and the Russky island.

In the late 19th and early 20th century sixteen protective forts were built around Vladivostok. Some of them have been turned into museums, some just remain unattended and open to public around the clock.