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“New Home to Far Eastern Federal University”
Review of Russian Island

Russian Island
Ranked #3 of 211 things to do in Vladivostok
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Russky Island, once a distant home for Russian military personnel stationed in Vladivostok, now has one of the leading, international universities in Russia. The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU or DVFU in Russian) sits on Ajax Bay looking across the water toward the city of Vladivostok. The island reportedly has a species of fox that is endemic only to the island. FEFU is a new university on track to be one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia. The campus is built and operated to international standards and currently hosts approximately 25,000 students.

The City of Vladivostok and Russky Island were "closed" to any outsiders during the Soviet period but in the last 5-10 years, it has seen incredible growth and new infrastructure and is a welcoming city for foreign guests.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

No to see. dolphinarium do not work now. Univercity campus closed for visittors. The nature very poor.

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

The Russian island is the future of Vladivostok. they have built a very long bridge to reach the Island. On the Island there are lots military building that protected the east of Russia in the past. currently they are not more used.

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Reviewed 4 February 2013

Anton our improvised guide in Vladivostok took us to the Russian-wide famous seafood restaurant on Russky Island, crossing the World's longest-span bridge. We had the best scallops and took great photos of the bridge! If you need a guide in Vladivostok, he's the man and speaks perfect English!

6  Thank James N
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We spent an interesting day tour with a local military history/archaeological club visiting the incredible Voroshilov Battery No. 981 with its massive battery of six 12 inch naval guns salvaged in the early1930's from a Russian Dreadnought battleship and then visited the huge installation of Fort No. 9. This immense fortification is a marvel of construction with over 7 kms of tunnels many of which it is possible to explore. The tour took us across rough pot holed dirt roads (built in 1910) that criss-cross the island. These sites are an amazing and unique piece of local military history that form a major part of the fortress city of Vladivostok. When you travel across Russian Island it is hard to believe that during the war years over one million trees were felled to enable the defending forces clear lines of sight of the invading enemy...interesting stuff and a "must see" if you are visiting Vladivostok.

8  Thank Marek010
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