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Putin signs decree making Vladivostok capital of Russia’s Far East

December 13, 2018, 20:21 UTC+3 MOSCOW

To date, its capital is Khabarovsk

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MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree moving the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District (FEFD) from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok, the press center of the Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday.

The document amends the decree as of May 13, 2000, which particularly contains a list of the Russian Federal Districts and their capitals. In accordance with the new decree, Vladivostok has replaced Khabarovsk as the center of the Far Eastern Federal District. "The head of the presidential administration of Russia was instructed to carry out necessary organizational and staff measures related to the transfer of the center of the Far Eastern Federal District to Vladivostok," reads the decree.

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