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Russia hosts 24th APEC Summit in Vladivostok
by Olivia Kroth
Russia's easternmost city, Vladivostok, on the beautiful Golden Horn Bay, is coming into focus these days with the opening of the 24th APEC summit which will take place from the 2nd to 9th September 2012 in the Russian Far East. Vladivostok has seen many delegations come and go during its long history since it was settled during the Qing Dynasty.
Vladivostok, a very old city, has seen many delegations come and go in the course of its long history. It was settled by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty. The Russians took over in the 19th century and built an elaborate system of fortifications around the place in the 1870s. In 1880, it was granted town status, and in 1883, it received its coat of arms showing a Siberian tiger.