General

Ussuriysk is one of the largest cities in the southeast of Russia, located near the border with China and North Korea. The city stands at the confluence of the rivers Komarovka, Rakovka and Razdolnaya.

Ussuriysk is a city with a history and an unusually beautiful nature, so despite a small number of monuments and attractions, there is something to see. It’s enough to walk through the “New Arbat” – so the townspeople call the historical part of the city, and you can understand that this is a city of extraordinary stories, beautiful legends and bright personalities. The fascinating facades of buildings of pastel colors will attract attention by turrets and spiers.

Ussuriysk is a city in Russia, however, the proximity of China and Japan plays an important role in its development.

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The Holy Land of the Kingdom of Bohai

The Holy Land of the Kingdom of Bohai

The territory on which the Ussuriisk urban district is located (in the bend of the Razdolnaya River, with the confluence of the rivers Rakovka and Komarovka), was chosen by man in ancient times. He left his footprints in the form of the simplest stone tools even 30 thousand years ago. In 698 a medieval Bohai state appeared here, vast and powerful, with which neighboring China was considered. The territory of the present Ussuriysk was the center of the Bohai district of Shuaybin. As a result of the excavations, two fortified settlements were discovered, many items of ancient life were found, including a stone slab named Shuyibin District.

Korean Cultural Center

Korean Cultural Center

One of the most important objects in the opened building is a historical museum devoted to the forcible transfer of Koreans to Central Asia. Also, the Korean cultural center recreates folk traditions with the help of national songs and dances.

House of Choi Jae Hyun

House of Choi Jae Hyun

Choi Jae Hyun is one of the leaders of the first Korean settlers in the land of Russia, the hero of the anti-Japanese struggle for Korea’s independence. After 84 years in Ussuriysk, a house was found where an outstanding figure of the Korean movement, Tsoi Petr Semenovich (Chkhve Jahyon, who lived from 1919 to April 1920, was executed by the Japanese on April 7, 1920 in Nikolsk-Ussuriysk.) He was awarded three silver medals by the Russian empire And one “The Highest Awarded Gold Medal.” In 1962, he was awarded (posthumously) by the Government of the Republic of Korea the Order of Merit in the Construction of the State, Independence. “In Seoul, a monument is erected at the Tonziagton Memorial Center.

The Jurchen stone turtle

The Jurchen stone turtle

A unique medieval monument, a stone statue of a tortoise of the XII century, which is a symbol of durability, was preserved in Ussuriysk. The stone statue of a tortoise of the 12th century was installed on the graves of persons of the imperial family name of the Jurchen state, embodying longevity. Another turtle, originally located next to it, is now in the Khabarovsk museum of local lore.

Monument to the Korean patriot Li Sang Sol

Monument to the Korean patriot Li Sang Sol

At home, Lee Sang Sol is a well-known man. He was a teacher, journalist and a fiery revolutionary underground worker. The Japanese authorities sentenced him in absentia to death. He emigrated to Russia and lived in the city of Nikolsk-Ussuri, where he died in 1917-th year. After the cremation, according to the will, the ashes were scattered over the river Razdolnaya. Presumably in the place where the monument is now. The diplomat of the Korean Empire, Li Sao Sol and the Korean military officer of the Russian Empire, Peter Tsoi, led the struggle for Korea’s independence