The initiative was supported by the governor of Primorye, Oleg Kozhemyako, and the Russian presidential adviser on culture and art, Vladimir Tolstoy, who paid a working visit to the region.
Vladimir Tolstoy visited the fortress, examined the first fort, the Novosiltsevskaya battery and the Pospelov fort. The presidential adviser evaluated the prospects of it as tourist and recreational facilities.
“Vladivostok Fortress is a monument of national importance. It is very complex and interesting at the same time. It is not just an object of cultural heritage, but a recreation area for residents and guests of the region, a place to visit and relax The celebration of the Year of the Vladivostok Fortress will allow more Russians to learn about it”, – said Vladimir Tolstoy.
Oleg Kozhemyako noted that, until recently, Russians took a lot of money abroad with them when they visited foreign countries.
“Today is the time to develop domestic tourism. In this sense, the Vladivostok Fortress is an absolutely unique object, which has no equal in the country. And our common task is to do everything possible to make it as accessible as possible not only for residents of the city and the region, but also tourists from all over Russia, the increase in the flow of which we clearly observe,” said the head of Primorye.
Vladivostok Fortress was built in 1889-1914. It is an object of cultural heritage of federal significance.