Russian Far East

Russian Far East
Far Eastern Federal District (highlighted)
Largest cityKhabarovsk
 • Total6,952,600 km2 (2,684,400 sq mi)
 • Total7,975,762
 • Density1.1/km2 (3.0/sq mi)

The Russian Far East (Russian: Дальний Восток России, romanizedDalny Vostok Rossii, pronounced [ˈdalʲnʲɪj vɐˈstok rɐˈsʲiɪ]) is a region in North Asia. It is the easternmost part of Russia and the Asian continent; and is administered as a part of the Far Eastern Federal District, which encompasses the area between Lake Baikal and the Pacific Ocean. The area's largest city is Khabarovsk, followed by Vladivostok. The region shares land borders with the countries of Mongolia, China, and North Korea to its south, as well as maritime boundaries with Japan to its southeast, and with the United States along the Bering Strait to its northeast.

Although the Russian Far East is often considered part of Siberia abroad, it has been historically categorized separately from Siberia in Russian regional schemes (and previously during the Soviet era when it was called the Soviet Far East).[1]

  1. ^ Mieczowski, Z (1968). "The Soviet Far East: Problem Region of the USSR". Pacific Affairs. 41 (2). University of British Columbia: 214–229. doi:10.2307/2754796. JSTOR 2754796.

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