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|Vladivostok is a large city in the Russian Far East, located in the Primorsky Territory, on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It is Vladivostok that makes the end point of the longest railway in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway. During the terrible years of the Great Patriotic War, Vladivostok became a port - a fortress that blocked the Soviet Union from the mighty fleet of Japan, an ally of the Germans. Vladivostok took on the role of a shop supplying the country with products for the front, provisions, and personnel. Labor heroism shown by the residents of the city is priceless. Schools of snipers and special destroyer battalions were created. During the Great Patriotic War, Vladivostok turned out to be the only Soviet port outside the combat zone; a large flow of cargo for defense purposes passed through it. Thanks to Vladivostok, supplies of allied humanitarian aid, military equipment, ammunition and equipment, so necessary at the front, were carried out. On November 4, 2010, the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed the Decree “On conferring the honorary title of the Russian Federation“ City of Military Glory ”to the city of Vladivostok for the courage, resilience and mass heroism shown by the residents of the city in the struggle for freedom and independence of the Fatherland. In Vladivostok, there are many monuments and memorable places created in the city in different years to perpetuate the memory of the events of 1941-1945. The most famous is the memorial "Submarine S-56" - a combat submarine installed on a pedestal in the central part of the city.|