Khabarovsk, pop. 600 000, is the largest city of the Russian Far East.
Location 48.5°N , 135.1°E
It is located at the confluence of the Amur River with its tributary the Ussuri River.
In spite of the location just 25 km from China, it looks definitely European with tree-lined streets and graceful architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and retains a distinct international feel.
Two years in a row it is a winner of the most beautiful town in Russia.
The main street, Muraviov-Amursky, looks more elegantly old-fashioned than any other street in Khabarovsk; it's a live chronicle of the city's history.
The stairway down to Khabarovsk's Amur River embankment reflects the city’s order, elegance and cleanliness.
Khabarovsk is also rich in churches, some recent and others recently restored.
Khabarovsk station is a major stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway.