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Russian Far East

The term Russian Far East (Russian: Да́льний Восто́к Росси́и; English transliteration: Dalny Vostok Rossii) refers to the extreme south-east parts of Russia, between Siberian Federal District and the Pacific.

The Russian Far East includes the territories of Amur Oblast, Chukotka, Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Kamchatka Oblast, Koryakia, Khabarovsk Krai, Magadan Oblast, Primorsky Krai, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, and Sakhalin Oblast. Major cities in the Russian Far East include Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Nikolayevsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

According to most reference sources, the Russian Far East should not be confused with Siberia, which does not stretch all the way to the Pacific.

Another possible confusion is with the international meaning of the term Far East, especially when translating from Russian language, where the Russian Far East is called simply Far East.

Russian Far East also is used as the name of Russian Far Eastern Federal District.

Last updated: 08-27-2005 19:13:16
Last updated: 09-12-2005 02:39:13