Postcards of the Past

Vladivostok (Владивосток)

Situated just about as far from Moscow (just over 9,000 km) as you could get, Vladivostok (Russian Владивосток) is nevertheless a part of the Russian Federation and an important port city, being the home of the Russian Pacific Fleet. The city lies very close to Russia's borders wih China and North Korea, and has a population (2010) of almost 600,000.