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On October 25, Russia celebrates Primorsky Territory Day, an area known as the “Pearl of the Far East”. The territory is famous for its amazingly diverse ecology and breathtaking scenery – white sands along its sea coast, the glory of centuries-old taiga, and powerful rapids that flow down from magnificent mountain ranges.

On October 25, Russia celebrates Primorsky Territory Day, an area known as the “Pearl of the Far East”. The territory is famous for its amazingly diverse ecology and breathtaking scenery – white sands along its sea coast, the glory of centuries-old taiga, and powerful rapids that flow down from magnificent mountain ranges.

© Wikipedia / AndshelOn October 25, Russia celebrates Primorsky Territory Day, an area known as the “Pearl of the Far East”. The territory is famous for its amazingly diverse ecology and breathtaking scenery – white sands along its sea coast, the glory of centuries-old taiga, and powerful rapids that flow down from magnificent mountain ranges.

During the summer and fall months, thousands of salmon spawn their eggs throughout the river Zerkalnaya. A number of tourist resorts are built along the shores of the river.
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On October 25, Russia celebrates Primorsky Territory Day, an area known as the “Pearl of the Far East”. The territory is famous for its amazingly diverse ecology and breathtaking scenery – white sands along its sea coast, the glory of centuries-old taiga, and powerful rapids that flow down from magnificent mountain ranges.

During the summer and fall months, thousands of salmon spawn their eggs throughout the river Zerkalnaya. A number of tourist resorts are built along the shores of the river.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankVladivostok is known as a European city deep within the Asian continent.
Above: The cable-stayed bridge across Eastern Bosphorus Strait to Russky Island in Vladivostok.
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Vladivostok is known as a European city deep within the Asian continent.
Above: The cable-stayed bridge across Eastern Bosphorus Strait to Russky Island in Vladivostok.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Kobzar / Go to the photo bankVladivostok, the capital of Primorsky Territory, sits on the shore of the Sea of Japan among majestic hills at the head of the Golden Horn Bay.
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Vladivostok, the capital of Primorsky Territory, sits on the shore of the Sea of Japan among majestic hills at the head of the Golden Horn Bay.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Vilf / Go to the photo bankCurrently, Vladivostok is the largest city in the Russian Far East and Russia’s main port on the Pacific Ocean. The city is a vital link between sea routes and the Trans-Siberian railway.
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Currently, Vladivostok is the largest city in the Russian Far East and Russia’s main port on the Pacific Ocean. The city is a vital link between sea routes and the Trans-Siberian railway.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankA lighthouse on the Cape of Basargin is one of the most recognizable symbols of Vladivostok. Surrounded by imposing, yet magnificent mountain ranges, the lighthouse has been greeting vessels coming into Golden Horn Bay for 75 years.
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A lighthouse on the Cape of Basargin is one of the most recognizable symbols of Vladivostok. Surrounded by imposing, yet magnificent mountain ranges, the lighthouse has been greeting vessels coming into Golden Horn Bay for 75 years.
© Sputnik / Alexander Vilf / Go to the photo bankRussky Island carries a major historical significance both for Primorsky Territory and Russia. The island officially became the Russian territory in 1860, after Russia and Manchuria signed a series of treaties in 1858 and 1860. Control of Russky Island played a key role in the settlement of Vladivostok on July 2, 1860.
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Russky Island carries a major historical significance both for Primorsky Territory and Russia. The island officially became the Russian territory in 1860, after Russia and Manchuria signed a series of treaties in 1858 and 1860. Control of Russky Island played a key role in the settlement of Vladivostok on July 2, 1860.
© Wikipedia / Viktor ChernyshovMount “Oblachnaya”, which translates as “Cloudy”, is the highest peak in Primorsky Territory, reaching up to 1,854 meters above the sea level.
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Mount “Oblachnaya”, which translates as “Cloudy”, is the highest peak in Primorsky Territory, reaching up to 1,854 meters above the sea level.
© Wikipedia / RomanverThe Triozerye Bay was named after three lakes situated near its entrance.
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The Triozerye Bay was named after three lakes situated near its entrance.
© Wikipedia / Ruslan AlbitskyThe Elamovskie waterfalls in Lazovsky District are the most stunning waterfalls in the territory. The Star of Primorie, 27 meters high, is the highest waterfall among the cascade.
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The Elamovskie waterfalls in Lazovsky District are the most stunning waterfalls in the territory. The Star of Primorie, 27 meters high, is the highest waterfall among the cascade.
© Wikipedia / WeramediaPetrov’s Island, which only takes up 40 acres in area, is located on the northern part of the Sea of Japan. The entire island is a natural botanical garden and has more than three hundred species of different plants. There is a legend that the trees on the island are planted in shapes of mysterious characters; their meaning is yet to be solved.
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Petrov’s Island, which only takes up 40 acres in area, is located on the northern part of the Sea of Japan. The entire island is a natural botanical garden and has more than three hundred species of different plants. There is a legend that the trees on the island are planted in shapes of mysterious characters; their meaning is yet to be solved.
© RIA Novosti . Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the photo bankPrimorsky Territory is called the gateway to Asia. Many rare species of animals live within the territory, including Amur tigers.
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Primorsky Territory is called the gateway to Asia. Many rare species of animals live within the territory, including Amur tigers.
© RIA Novosti . Ognev / Go to the photo bankThe Serebryanka River valley in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Nature Reserve.
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The Serebryanka River valley in the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Nature Reserve.
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