Let’s dial back to July 31, 1944, when a B-29 heavy bomber nicknamed Ramp Tramp ended up making an emergency landing at a Soviet base in Vladivostok.
Moscow is looking to Russia's Far East as a region poised for better times, and a building boom aims to make Vladivostok an investment hub. But young residents are still leaving the city in droves.
Kim Jong-il has reportedly agreed to return to six-party talks. Medvedev also got a go-ahead to use North Korea as a transit corridor for a natural gas pipeline to South Korea.
Russian military officer stands guards at a radar station at the missile defense facility in Sofrino, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Moscow, Friday, May 4, 2012.
American photographer and visiting professor Victoria Crayhon finds a rising generation that’s impatient to see the world beyond Vladivostok, Russia, and find better jobs and opportunities.
Two young hip-hop fans chill at Rocks Bar. Hip-hop and rap are popular here, but these two are zealots: They dress like this every day, break dance in the street with their friends, and speak English the way Snoop Dogg does.
Demi Heranne (l.) and Melanie Aparitio kiss a wax figure of singer Justin Bieber after the unveiling at Madame Tussauds museum in New York.
A surge of goodwill from Russia to Japan raises the possibility that a territorial dispute between the two countries left over from World War II could finally be resolved.
The 21-foot tall Christmas tree stands aglow in the Rotunda at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Dec. 8. The tree was donated by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association from a farm in Carbon County. There are 600 energy efficient LED light bulbs used to decorate the tree.