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Vladivostok is the capital of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District. Located at the top of Golden Horn Bay, this beautiful Asian city with European characteristics is home to a population of approximately 600,000 and is in close proximity to Northeast China and in the heart of Northeast Asia. Due to its strategic location, Vladivostok has served as the home to Russia’s Pacific Naval Fleet and was mostly closed to foreigners until 1992. In 2012, Vladivostok hosted the 24th Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, and has also hosted the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) annually since 2015. The 2019 Eastern Economic Forum attracted world leaders Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe, Moon Jae-in and others. Over the past decade the infrastructure of the region has been dramatically improved and the face of the city has changed for the better. Two giant cable-stayed bridges were constructed in Vladivostok, namely the Zolotoy Rog Bridge over the Golden Horn Bay in the center of the city, and the Russky Bridge to Russky Island. In addition, a new airport, new highways and new cultural and educational institutions were constructed.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasized that the development of the Far East Region is Russia’s national priority for the 21st century, and this is clearly evident in the ongoing infrastructure enhancements and the accelerating economic development of the region. Since 2010, the Russian Federation has spent over USD$30bln on infrastructure improvements in the region.

Vladivostok boasts a world class ballet and opera house - the Mariinsky Theatre, one of the largest aquariums in Asia, a KHL professional ice hockey club - The Vladivostok Admirals, delicious local cuisine and exciting nightlife, Primring auto racing, boating and yachting, and other outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, skiing and trekking in an landscape of unparalleled beauty.