Russky Islands modern history began in 2012 with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and the opening of the bridge which connects the island to the mainland. At that time, construction had already been completed for the FEFU campus, where 23,000 students and teachers now live, work and study. The increasing attention given by the authorities to the development of the Far East is also opening up new opportunities for the island, which it is hoped will be transformed into a tourist gem and the regions main business centre in the near future.
At the end of April, President Vladimir Putin approved the construction of a second bridge to Russky Island. The new throughway will mean that the Vladivostok ring road can be closed, given that the bridge stretches from Vladivostok through the Eastern Bosphorus to Elena Island. A new, solely pedestrian bridge is also being constructed next to FEFU and a new residential district spanning 300 hectares is being built in the south. All of these developments will be implemented mainly with the aid of private investment.
Moreover, there are plans to build a sports complex with a hockey centre, football pitch, basketball and tennis courts, and a track-and-field stadium. The facilities will be used for group sports training as well as for city and regional competitions and festivals. Multi-kilometre cycle paths will connect the islands main sightseeing spots. Meanwhile, there are plans to landscape coastal zones, as well as to build an aquapark, hotels and a childrens camp. You can read more about how the face of Russky Island is changing in the EEF 2019 magazine.