A huge event took place in 2015. The Sea of Okhotsk became an inner sea of Russia. This put the end to the all those horror stories about battles of Russian border patrols and coastal guards with pirates and international sea poachers.

Magadan is a port town and the administrative center of Magadan Oblast, Russia, located on the Sea of Okhotsk in Nagayevo Bay in the Taui Bay and serving as a gateway to the Kolyma region. Magadan region is a gold heart of Russia.

Magadan Aerial View

Magadan – Victory Park Views

Car trip from Vladivostok to Magadan in September 2013
5000 kilometers in 7 minutes. A very entertaining video.


On 1:08 he says that a road could be better, but he is sure that he will be able to make it.
On 3:28 the stop sign is in English. I don’t know why. A blue sign says “Yakutsk 1200″
The guy says at the end: “I am so happy that I have had a chance to make this trip. ”

Those are not bears. Those are Russian squirrels.

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