Why Is Vladivostok Russian? Russo-Japanese War

Clearly marked on any map as it is the capital of Primorsky Kry; Vladivsotok sits on the very edge of mainland Russia. It is about 6400 kilometers east of Moscow and only about 6000 kilometers north of the northernmost islands of Australia. Far closer are the capitals of North and South Korea; As it’s just …

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MURMANSK: The Arctic Capital

Murmansk, the Arctic capital At a latitude of roughly 65.5 lies the Arctic circle. Few major human settlements exist within its borders. The largest of these settlements is Murmansk and as its name suggests it is a city on the edge of the world. It lies 2 degrees above the Arctic circle and is 108 …

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