Vladivostok

Vladivostok

Meaning “Rule the East,” Vladivostok was born in 1859, when the Governor-General of Eastern Siberia explored the coastline in the steamer Amerika, and chose Golden Horn Bay to be Russia’s new Pacific port. Although it has far outgrown its military origins and taken its place as a significant Pacific Rim city, Vladivostok remains the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet.

PUBLISHED: July 20, 2013