Russian Far East

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The Amur tiger is a protected species inhabiting in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krai. Photo (c) 2003 Nina Ivanova

Many people conjure Vladivostok or Khabarovsk when someone mentions the Russian Far East. These cities are the largest in the Russian Far East and tourists commonly choose them as their destination. As you can see on the map below, the Russian Far East occupies a fairly large territory of the Russian Federation. It is further divided into nine administrative divisions. Click on the name of an oblast, krai or republic to explore it further.

  • Amur Oblast
  • Chukotka Aut. Okrug
  • Jewish Aut. Oblast
  • Kamchatka Krai
  • Khabarovsk Krai
  • Magadan Oblast
  • Primorsky Krai
  • Sakha (Yakutia) Republic
  • Sakhalin Oblast


Largest Cities in the Russian Far East

Although there are no cities with population over 1 million in the Far-Eastern Russia, you may want to know that this is the most remote part of Russia (the center is in Moscow way to the west). The two largest cities still have over half a million people living in them:

Rank City in English Russian name Population
1. Vladivostok Владивосток 594,701
2. Khabarovsk Хабаровск 583,072
3. Komsomolsk-on-Amur Комсомольск-на-Амуре 281,035
4. Blagoveshchensk Благовещенск 219,221
5. Yakutsk Якутск 210,642
6. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Петропавловск-Камчатский 198,028
7. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Южно-Сахалинск 177,682
8. Nakhodka Находка 177,133
9. Ussuriysk Уссурийск 157,759

All population figures are as of the 2002 Census.

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