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 (vlăd′ə-və-stŏk′, -vŏs′tŏk′, vlə-dyə-və-stôk′)
A city of extreme southeast Russia on an arm of the Sea of Japan. It has been a naval base since 1872 and grew rapidly after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the early 1900s.


(ˌvlædɪˈvɒstɒk; Russian vlədivasˈtɔk)
(Placename) a port in SE Russia, on the Sea of Japan: terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway; the main Russian Pacific naval base since 1872 and chief commercial and civilian Russian port in the Far East; university (1956). Pop: 584 000 (2005 est)


(ˌvlæd əˈvɒs tɒk, -vəˈstɒk)

a seaport in the SE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Sea of Japan: eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. 648,000.
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Noun1.Vladivostok - a seaport in the Asian part of RussiaVladivostok - a seaport in the Asian part of Russia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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These trade terms had a palpable effect in Hunchun, since for all China's "territorial phantom pains" (Bille 2014, 163), henceforth (a nostalgia etched into the still-used Qing name for Vladivostok, Haishenwai, meaning sea cucumber cliffs) the annexation certainly enlivened the town's shops and markets.
The flight will offer trouble-free access for Chinese businessmen and women to a city they know as Haishenwai, whereas also allowing Russians to tap into Air China's superb national and international network of destinations, including holiday hotspots in south-east Asia.
Traditionally the Chinese name for Vladivostok was Haishenwai ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Khabarovsk was called Boli ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and Blagoveshchensk was known as Hailanpao ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).