primorsky kray


primorsky kray

administrative division, Russia, between the Sea of Japan to the east and northeastern (formerly Manchuria) China to the west. It is the most southerly of the Russian Far Eastern territories. The kray was formed in 1938 from part of the former Far Eastern Territory, which had supplanted (1926) the Soviet Far Eastern Republic.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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