The region of the future
The Far East on the path to partnership, peace, and prosperity

Alexey Chekunkov: “The Far East is once again becoming a territory that attracts young people”
Interview with Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexey Chekunkov for EEF 2023 magazine

Russia's Maritime Gateway
How the key ports of the Far East are developing

On the Wings of Hope
How rare species of birds of prey are preserved in Russia and in the world

Playing with the sea
Vladivostok’s top five places off the beaten track

Golden scallop
Ten Vladivostok seafood restaurants


The Path to a Multipolar World
New opportunities for Russia in the context of global political and economic transformation

“The pivot to the East runs through the Arctic”
Interview with Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

The New Silk Road
Is Russia’s logistics system ready for more eastbound traffic?

Russia’s striped treasure
The results of 12 years of work to increase Russia’s Amur tiger population

The Whole Far East on One Street
Exhibitions showcasing 11 Far Eastern Federal District regions and another five unique pavilions

Open to Anyone but not for Everyone: Where to Discover the Real Vladivostok
A guide to sights of the city little known to tourists


The Far East: new challenges and opportunities
The pandemic has sent shockwaves through the global economy, and has delivered a clear message to all nations: there can be no future without international cooperation, digitalization, and high-quality healthcare. It is not enough to possess rich reserves of natural resources – steps also need to be taken to boost investment initiatives and enact positive social change. Today, these aims are beginning to be fulfilled with the introduction of advanced special economic zones and other incentives in the Russian Far East

“The Russian Pacific could become a new frontier – a place of experimentation”
Minister for the development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexei Chekunkov speaks about new opportunities offered by the Far East in an evolving world, the impact of the pandemic, and an elite force of management personnel

Far East Street
Located along the waterfront of Ajax Bay, the Far East Street exhibition will offer visitors the chance to learn about all of the Far Eastern Federal district’s 11 regions. From 2 to 7 September, a range of pavilions will welcome guests with virtual exhibits, local culinary specialities, sporting events, a cultural programme, and performances by local musicians

The story of a French woman who rode a bicycle to the taiga and became the wife of an Udege hunter
A French woman by the name of Marilia Petite went on a cycling trip to see the virgin forests of our planet. She got as far as Krasny Yar, a village in the far eastern taiga. There, she married an Udege man, gave birth to two children, became a widow, and built a house

Vladivostok: a city of surprises
Vladivostok is the only city in Russia where volcanic hills and bays come together to form an intricate patchwork. It is a mix of Europe and Asia; a quintessentially Russian city with a global outlook. Get ready to look beyond the attractions listed in travel guides, and explore all the lesser-known aspects that shape the city’s character

EEF 2019 official magazine

“The Russian Far East has never gotten this kind of funding before.”
Alexander Kozlov, Russian minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, on plans for developing the region in the upcoming years

The Russian Far East gets a little closer.
Key achievements in the Far Eastern regions: investments, Advanced Development Territories, and the Free Port

Icebreakers will run through the Arctic like trams.
Seven questions about the Northern Sea Route

Bridges of the Far East.
The history and modernity of the Far East’s key bridges

A Startup Springboard.
The Business Priority project at Roscongress’ Innovation Space

Introducing digital technology is a priority for healthcare in the Far East.
Russian Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova on the latest Far East projects

A Masterpiece by Sandro Botticelli at EEF 2019 The Renaissance genius’ Madonna della Loggia is coming to Primorye for the first time

“Social initiatives are on the agenda.”
Leading philanthropists on cooperating with the Innosocium Foundation»

Indian Record.
The guest country of EEF 2019 is Russia’s largest foreign trade partner in military technology and nuclear energy

“Handshakes are not customary here”.
The finer points of doing business with Asian partners

Momijigari, or admiring maple leaves.
An off-the-beaten-track journey across the island of Honshu

Interview with Grigory Leps.
“I really hope to have a chance to perform the Russian National Anthem”

By Car, yacht, and helicopter.
Primorye’s primary travel routes

The Healing treasure of the Taiga.
Cooking with ginseng, eleutherococcus, magnolia vine, and aralia

Russians are here to stay.
The Vladivostok Fortress is becoming one of the region’s main tourist landmarks

EEF 2018 official magazine

Asia-Pacific as a new zone for global market growth
The global economy is disintegrating into two separate projects: the West and the East. Sanctions have prevented Western investment from accessing the Eastern zone, capital has been frozen on the stock market, and global growth has been blocked. Financial globalization (the Western project) requires a uniform standard for decision-making, whereas industrial globalization (the Eastern project) requires the joining together of diverse interests on the basis of agreements.

“I know what to look for and where to find it”
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov’s interview.

“Development institutes help the state make a pinpoint pass to business”
The Far East Development Fund (FEDF) is a key newsmaker when it comes to the regional economic agenda. FEDF CEO Alexey Chekunkov discusses four areas of potential in the Russian Far East, the preferences of Asian consumers, and the magic of the speculative market.

Russians can feel for themselves how life is changing for the better
Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Hiroshige Sekō is the man directly responsible for developing economic relations between Japan and Russia. As a frequent visitor to our country, he shares his views on the prospects for economic cooperation with the Russian Far East, and on Japan’s priorities in the region.

Russia and China need each other to create a new world
More and more, Russia and China are declaring joint interests in politics, the economy, technological development... Is the relationship more of a partnership or a competition? Why is it so hard for us to negotiate with the Chinese? To find the answers to these questions, we talked to Dr Sergey Luzyanin, Professor, Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and author of the book Russia and China: Creating a New World.

Russia–China Year of Regional Cooperation set to bear fruit
At the Eastern Economic Forum, new growth areas will be found for regional cooperation between Northeastern China and the Russian Far East, which will become a powerful driving force for trade and for the economies of both countries – believes General Manager of China Chengtong International Investment Zhou Liqun, who is also Chairman of the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia, Head of Representation at the Centre for Trade Development and Investment Management in Europe, and President of the Greenwood International Trade Centre.

From the World Cup to a gas pipeline across North Korea
Relations between Russia and South Korea are looking up. In 2017, trade between the two countries increased by a record 41% to USD 19 billion. Kim Jongkwon, General Director of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), tells us about the potential for economic cooperation and the main issue with the Russian Far East’s advanced special economic zones (ASEZs).

A View from the Land of the Rising Sun
Shigeru Murayama, the President of the Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the Newly Independent States (ROTOBO), talks about how to iron out economic fluctuations, increase the competitive attractiveness of the Far Eastern advanced special economic zones (ASEZs), and introduce high-tech Japanese developments to Russia.

Fish look for deeper water and people look for the fish
While small and medium-sized businesses are the foundation of developed economies, in Russia they still play a relatively modest role. Andrey Sharonov, President of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, talks about how Russians view entrepreneurship – and what entrepreneurs think about the government, what separates a leader from a boss, and why businesses shouldn’t operate ‘in factory mode’.

12 technologies of the future. The university as a regional economic powerhouse
The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) was formed by the merger of the four biggest higher education institutions in the Russian Far East, the oldest of which, the Eastern Institute, was founded in 1889. Today, the FEFU is the main centre for the development of science and technology in the region.

Smart track boarding
General Director of the Speech Technology Centre Dmitry Dyrmovsky discusses how biometrics will shape the future of aviation. The transformation is already underway, with certain smart elements being introduced at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Saransk airports.