The New Student's Reference Work/Vladivostok
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Vladivostok (vlȧdyḗ-vȧs-tôk′) the chief naval station of Russia in Siberia, is on the Gulf of Peter the Great in the Sea of Japan. It is situated on the point of a peninsula called the Golden Horn, on a strait named the Eastern Bosporus, with one of the finest harbors in the world. The climate is severe, but the gulf is frozen only along the shores, even in December. The navy workshops have been established at Vladivostok, which, with the discovery of gold in the neighborhood, has increased the importance of the place. Some 3,000 or 4,000 Koreans are employed in gathering seaweed, which is sent to the Chinese markets. The city is connected by submarine cable with Nagasaki and Shanghai; and in 1897 that section of the great Siberian railway (q. v.) was completed which brought Vladivostok into communication with the rest of the Russian empire. There also is a series of military posts and telegraph lines. Population 90,162.