Vladivostok (spelled Владивосто in Russian) is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai.
The city's population is around 600,000. Ethnic Russians and Ukrainians make up the majority of the population.
The city's main industries are shipping, commercial fishing, and the naval base.
The Trans-Siberian Railway was built to connect European Russia with Vladivostok, Russia's most important Pacific Ocean port.
Vladivostok is a sister-city of Honolulu, San Diego and San Francisco.