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Russian Far East

Getting there & away

The airports at Khabarovsk, Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk have international connections with China, Korea and Japan, while Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has a weekly flight to/from Anchorage, Alaska. Other than direct flights (connecting most cities listed here with Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk or Krasnoyarsk), the train is the easiest way into the region. The trans-Siberian runs near the Chinese border; the eastern BAM cuts through the taiga north of Lake Baikal - both reach port towns on the coast.