Vladivostok Fortresses and Tunnels

Russia only acquired Primorsky Krai, the region that contains Vladivostok, in the 19th century. China, the Mongol Empire and the Balhae and Jurchen nations had all controlled the area around Vladivostok before Russia gained it through the Treaty of Aigun with China in 1858. Vladivostok was founded primarily as a Russian military post rather than […]

Guide to Vladivostok’s Top Museums

Vladivostok has a fascinating history and culture. To present this, it shares in Russia’s strong museum tradition, with many well-curated museums throughout the city. The city has long been a naval and trading port and thus has many museums specifically dedicated to this heritage. However, it also has a surprising number of art galleries and […]

Primorye State Art Gallery in Vladivostok

Vladivostok’s main art gallery, a large stone structure, is located in the old part of the city, close to the train station, the city square, and the government administrative building. The first exhibition room featured French prints from the 19th century. These depicted a variety of landscapes, cities, and people both in Russia and from […]

The House-Museum of Sukhanov in Vladivostok

Like any good traveler, after booking my flight to Vladivostok, I set off to the library to do a little bit of research on the city in which I was about to spend the next nine months. Not expecting to find much, I was yet still underwhelmed. My university’s library database turned up a small […]

Picasso Exhibit at Artetazh in Vladivostok

Picasso/Пикассо Ул. Аксаковская, д. 12 Hours: 11 am – 7 pm Cost: Adults – 300 ru, Students – 200 ru, Schoolchildren – 150 ru, Veterans & Very Young – Free Let it never be said that Vladivostok is not a cultured town; you just have to search for it. Following the posting of some interesting […]

VGUES Museum-Exhibit Complex

VGUES Museum-Exhibit Complex/Музейно-Выставочный Комплекс ВГУЕСа Ул. Гоголя, д. 41 Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Mon-Fri Free and open to the public  For my first cultural review, I decided to feature something that has been right under my nose this whole month, but which I did not discover until a few weeks ago – VGUES […]

Primorye State Picture Gallery in Vladivostok

Приморксая Государственная Картиная Галерея / Primorye State Picture Gallery Partizansky Prospekt, 12 Hours of Operation: Tue-Sun – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Cost: 200 rubles for adults,  100 rubles for children. From the street, the Primorye State Picture Gallery is hardly noticeable. But it is a classic example for not judging a book by its […]

Primorsky State Museum in Vladivostok

Приморский Государственный Объединенный Музей им. В.К. Арсеньева / Primorsky State Associated Museum of V.K. Arsenyev Светланская ул., 20 / Svetlanskaya Street, 20   Hours of Operation: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday Cost: 100 Rubles (70 with student ID), plus another 100 to use a camera Walking around Vladivostok recently, I noticed an advertisement […]

Museum of Automotoantiquity in Vladivostok

Музей Автомотостарины / Museum of Automotoantiquity  ул. Сахалинская, 2А / Sakhalinskaya Street, 2A  Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday Cost: 50 Rubles I recently went to the Музей Автомотостарины, (The Museum of Antique Cars and Motorcycles). As I’m not exactly a car enthusiast, I was initially skeptical. However, the exhibition […]

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