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Primorsky Krai , Vladivostok

Millionka district

 This place limited with the Pogranichnaya, Semenovskaya, Admiral Fokin, and Aleutskaya streets, where, according to the historical notes, several thousands of Chinese lived in the beginning of the twentieth century. Millionka was also famous for its places of entertainment such as brothels, opium dens, and gambling houses. The smugglers, counterfeiters, and fencers conducted their affairs but the Chinese robbers fled from the justice here.

The building-up of the quarter started in the 70-ies of the XIX century in the Semenovskaya street. The first improvised houses were erected in haste and at random. The housing development got its name and expanded the boundaries to the Aleutskaya and Fontannaya streets twenty years later. The inhabitants of the Millionka lived in the harsh conditions such as the absence of the indoor sanitation and windows or doors in the houses. Later, as the Chinese quarter was developing, the brick buildings with the specific architecture had arisen. Chinese dwellers got out of the Millionka very seldom due to the well-developed infrastructure. There were stores, quick service restaurants, bars, and large well-stocked market on the territory of the Millionka.

 Millionka stopped functioning by the end of 1930s. The non-residents were evicted out of the Primorsky Territory, the others were brought to justice but the Vladivostok′s working classes occupied this area.

Nowadays, Millionka is the amazing and unmatched place of interest that attracts attention of city visitors not only from Russia but also from Asian countries.

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Address: Primorsky Krai, Vladivostok
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