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Old 06-07-2017, 12:12 AM
 
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I can't comment on how much tourism they get, but the Venetian in Macau is bigger then 6 of the 7 casinos in Vladivostok combined.

Russia is very strange. The eastern part of Russia is insanely poor. More poor then across the border in China. The government of Russia is far too centralized.
Moscow and St. Petersburg both have per capita GDPs that rival Western cities. Outside of those two regions, Russia is desperately poor and underdeveloped even by Eastern Bloc standards. Ironically, even though the Russian Far East is neglected, most of the poorest oblasts in Russia are actually located in Western and Southwestern Russia. Kaliningrad is an especially notorious example of this and that city is absolutely disgusting even by Russian standards.
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:44 AM
 
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Just where do you get your information? Parts of Russia are poor, that is true and Moscow and St Pete are the richest but many other smaller cities are prospering too. Belgorod, Smolensk not to mention many others.

I imagine you're seeing through the lense of the west in your assessment. A mistake all too common.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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It seems the Primorsky Krai is not too keen on developing its economy, or at least tourism.

It used to be that Princess Cruise has a ship visiting Vladivostok in the summer. But the itinerary was changed about three years ago and now no cruise line offers stop at Vladivostok anymore.

Vladivostok is within 2 hours from Tokyo and Seoul and 3 hours from Shanghai by plane. It has big potential in tourism.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Here are some videos about Primorsky Krai and Sakhalin Oblast.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMXoDrR2bY8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_ueTr8n38
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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it will be a chinese city.


russians don't have the population


Chinese will steal all their tech.


putin is a fool
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Macao
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it will be a chinese city.


russians don't have the population


Chinese will steal all their tech.


putin is a fool
When did that happen?

I was in Vladivostok about 15 years ago, whenever a Chinese person would be walking around, it was a bit of an anomaly in the city. Granted, I've heard that rural Siberia, more and more Chinese are going north into those lands.
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:52 AM
 
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It's brutal cold. I visited the first week of September, and it already had that encroaching winter feel.
What was the overall feeling/vibe/atmosphere of Vladivostok like? Did it feel like an underdeveloped European city?
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:18 AM
 
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What was the overall feeling/vibe/atmosphere of Vladivostok like? Did it feel like an underdeveloped European city?
It very European and somewhat similar to a smaller version of San Francisco. Mostly because the architecture was so European and it had a very hilly feel to it. It's also a big port town that overlooked the ocean. It was quite nice. But, I just remember it was already quite cold by early September, so I kept thinking how little I'd want to be there for the better part of the next upcoming 7-8 months or so. Also, there were a ton of kiosks selling Baltic Beer, pretty much everywhere. People would drink in the streets and parks, and it had a bit of a party vibe, but with the many sailors, it also had a bit of an edge too.
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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We have to see what a United Korea will bring to the area -- China-Russian-United Korea-Japan, with oil, market, technology ...
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:32 PM
 
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Japan will never get along with China. Throughout their history, they have always been antagonists.
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