Point of attraction — the Russian Far East. To the Eastern Economic Forum

Point of attraction — the Russian Far East. To the Eastern Economic Forum

Shortly before the opening of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in the fall of 2017, the Presidential Library prepared a collection dedicated to one of the most important and most dynamically developing regions of Russia — the Russian Far East.

During the XVII-XVIII centuries Russian pioneering explorers moved to the East and consistently studied Eastern Siberia, and then the Pacific and American coasts. After the final establishment of the Russian-Chinese border, the Russian Far East actively developed and explored in the XIX century and became a backbone of our ocean power and a hotbed of growth of overseas trade. By the beginning of XX century, its geographical features, flora and fauna were thoroughly studied, mineral deposits were discovered, and the construction sites of the first modern ports were launched.

A small population of local people added a new ornament in the magnificent inflorescence of the tribes and peoples of the Russian State.

The Russian Far East has become a place, where the direct familiarity and cooperation of the peoples of Russia, China, Korea and Japan arose and consolidated, reinforced by honest interest to each other, mutually beneficial cooperation and not destroyed by the military vicissitude of the XX century.

With each century accelerating, there was a migration of Russian people to the Far East: the cities and factories rose, the railways connected Russia with its new neighbors. A rapid development of the Far East in the Russian Empire continued, albeit in new historical forms, in the USSR due to preserving the traditional culture of local tribes and peoples and supporting the immigrants.

After a brief stagnation and decline in the 90's of XX century, from the beginning of the XXI century, the Far East is quickly turning into a region of advanced development and attracts considerable attention both from entrepreneurs in Russia and neighboring countries, investing ever greater capital in the creation of new high-tech enterprises in the Far East.

The new collection of the Presidential Library contains the digital copies of official documents, monographs, author's abstracts, periodicals, albums, photographs, maps, and the archival evidences.

Collection sources are courtesy of the official sites of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Historical Archive, the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Library, the National Library of Russia, the State Public Historical Library, the Central Naval Library, St. Petersburg State University, Altai Regional Universal Scientific Library, Amur Regional Scientific Library, the Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Empire, Birobidzhan Regional Universal Scientific Library, far Eastern State Research Library, the Don River State Public Library, the State Duma of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the Zabaykalsky Krai Universal Scientific Library, Irkutsk State Regional Universal Scientific Library, the Kamchatka Krai Scientific Library, the State Duma of Magadan Oblast, Magadan Regional Universal Scientific Library, Moscow Theological Academy, the National Library of the Republic of Buryatia, the Novosibirsk Oblast State Scientific Library, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Russian State Archive of Cinema and Photo Documents, the Russian State Pedagogical University named after A. I. Herzen, the Russian Geographical Society, Tambov Regional Universal Scientific Library, the Pacific state University, Tyumen Regional Scientific Library, the Fundamental Library of far Eastern State University, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, Center for Informational Technologies and Systems of the Executive Bodies, the “Tyumen Oblast Segodnya”  Autonomous Nonprofit Organization, the Achinsk Regional Natural History Museum, Children's Museum of Postcards, the “Expert Group” Publishing House, the “Beautiful Country” Limited Liability Company, and the “Nashe Radio” Radio Station.