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- A city of extreme southeast Russia on an arm of the Sea of Japan. It has been a naval base since 1872 and grew rapidly after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the early 1900s. Population: 587,000.
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- proper n. Seaport in Eastern Russia on the Sea of Japan near North Korea, administrative centre of Primorsky Krai.
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- n. a seaport in the Asian part of Russia
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VLADIVOSTOK -- Air-traffic controllers in the far eastern city of Vladivostok today joined a protest by their colleagues in other Russian cities, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
VLADIVOSTOK / MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti) - Russian special armed police forces in Vladivostok killed three men on Saturday in a raid on an apartment looking for suspects in an earlier attack on three Chinese businessmen in the Far Eastern Russian city.
The proposed administrative changes are widely supported by Russian and international experts and were approved during the International Amur Tiger Conference in Vladivostok, Russia in March this year.
Looks like Vladivostok is more like Oakland than I thought.
Two weeks later a U.S. man-of-war, steaming out of the port of Vladivostok, is hailed by the Russians and Bub Russell is dropped over the rail to the deck of the American ship; a week later he is put ashore at Hakodate, and after some telegraphing, his fare is paid on the railroad to Yokohama.
Vladivostok is reported to be beautiful in nature and a hell-hole in the man-made parts.
I was in Misawa Japan in the 1980s, so close to Vladivostok that we took our air-raid drills seriously (mach 2 flight time between Misawa and Vladivostok is only a couple of dozen minutes) and close enough to listen to Radio Vladivostok (which had laughable English language propaganda and excellent classical music).
Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm was born in Vladivostok on July 8, 1895, as the son of Evgenij Tamm, an engineer, and Olga Davydova.
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