Vladivostok & Primorye
The history of Vladivostok began with the establishment of a military post on the Pacific coast. You have an opportunity to visit great monument – Vladivostok Fortress. Each of the fortifications of the Fortress is unique in its history and architecture. There is a work on giving the monument the status of UNESCO World Heritage.
Vladivostok Fortress is a unique complex of the forts and batteries. It is a miracle of engineering created exclusively by Russian military engineers and builders, soldiers, sappers. There is no such fortress in the world. It was built at the end of the 19th century, although it never took part in wars, but fulfilled its main mission – it was protecting Vladivostok from attack. The parts of the Fortress are spread throughout the city. They are perfectly inscribed in the mountainous terrain which greatly increases its combat capabilities.
Voroshilov Battery is one part of the Fortress. This unique fortification structure was named after Klim Voroshilov, Commissar of Defense. The Battery is impressive in its combat power. There are tons of iron, several underground floors, and complete protection against chemical and bacteriological attacks. The quality and the strength of created structures and its following modernization have allowed maintaining its value for many years.The Battery is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Many interesting stories and legends associated with the Fortress and with its catacombs.