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 […]

An Evening at the Primorskaya Regional Philharmonic in Vladivostok

The unofficial theme for the Concert of Traditional Korean Music and Dances (Концерт традиционной корейской музыки и танцев) seemed to be one of “why not?” And the question was a good one. After all, it would be difficult to find a valid enough excuse to pass up a free, early evening Saturday concert in the […]

Tokarevski Lighthouse in Vladivostok

Tokarevski Lighthouse/Токаревский марк Мыс Токаревского Cost: $5-10 (includes roundtrip transportation and food; destination itself is free) “All I know about Russia is that it’s very cold.” This frequently encountered profession of ignorance, will wear anyone out after a while. I was hardly surprised, then, to note the reaction of my Russian fellow-passenger in response to […]

Far Eastern Federal University at Russky Island in Vladivostok

Far Eastern Federal University – Russky Island Campus Russky Island 10am-11pm A Must See: The Epitome of APEC 2012 www.dvfu.ru If you do not get a chance you visit Far Eastern Federal University’s Russky Island Campus (FEFU), you are missing an essential aspect of the Vladivostok experience. The 2012 APEC Summit (if you take the […]

An Evening of Classical Music at FEFU in Vladivostok

After President Putin’s shocking decision to hold the 2012 APEC in Vladivostok in 2006, the Moscow government finally took developing the Russian Far East seriously. Well, that time has come and gone and while there have been significant infrastructure changes, such as the construction of the Zolotoy Rog Bridge and the Russky Bridge, the biggest […]

The House of Navy Officers Theater in Vladivostok

“Chmorik” / “Чморик” at Дом Офицеров Флота / The House of Navy Officers Ул. Светланская, д. 48 Starts at 5 pm; Shows every month – check the theater for schedual Cost: 200 rubles  Russia being a country so rich in the dramatic tradition, home to such greats as Chekhov, Gorkii and Ostrovskii, I was a […]

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 […]

Gorky Drama Theater in Vladivostok

The Gorky Theater in Vladivostok will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in the following theater season.  Located on Svetlanskaya Street, a few blocks away from the bridge, the theater doesn’t exactly strike an image.  While the building, which was built in mid-70s, certainly retains some of its Soviet charm, the theater grounds are gorgeous.  The […]

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