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Today in History, July 2

A view of Vladivostok port.

The port city of Vladivostok was founded on Russia's southeast coast 153 years ago today, on July 2, 1860, when crew from  military supply ship called the Manchur landed and started building. It is now the primary base for the modern-day Pacific Fleet.

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