Talk:Russian Far East

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I might be Eurocentric here, but the names get to me all the time, how about Far Northeast and Far Southeast instead? --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) talk 14:09, 30 December 2009 (EST)

Because then we'd have to disambiguate them? Or do you mean Far Northeastern Russia & Far Southeastern Russia? Now, changing Far Eastern Russia -> Russian Far East would be a clear change for the better, though. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 14:22, 30 December 2009 (EST)
Hmmm, well, that would work too - how about dropping those three subregions and merging Kamchatka and Koryakia into Kamchatka Krai in line with the official 2007 merger. That would put us at nine regions per Wikipedia. The less subregions the better if you ask me, they rarely attract much contribution. --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) talk 14:35, 30 December 2009 (EST)
I'm fine with doing that. I'd also like to finally split up Sakhalin Oblast into Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, and amend the map accordingly. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 14:46, 30 December 2009 (EST)
Makes sense to me too, but that would out us at 10 regions (not that I mind so much, but we would be breaking our own guidelines)...unless we dropped the Oblast from Amur, and made an Amur region from Amur oblast and the J.A.O., The interesting parts of the 'jewishness' is probably as feasible in the Birobidzhan guide, and looking past the 2% jews and some interesting history, it does seem like a pretty natural grouping? --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) talk 15:25, 30 December 2009 (EST)
I think it's perfectly fine to have more than nine regions in a breakdown (or less than five). It's often more or less unavoidable mathematically within a complex hierarchy, and it never makes sense to force it. (Try navigating from North America to Dawson County (Georgia) to get a good sense of why.) --(WT-en) Peter Talk 21:01, 30 December 2009 (EST)

Boats from Russian Far East to Alaska[edit]

Hi guys, thanks for contributing to this article, I have found it very useful. I was wondering however if any authors here can elaborate on the line "it is also possible to arrive by boat from Alaska and Japan to destinations on the Russian Pacific coast". I am currently in Japan and am planning to travel to the Russian far east and then on to Alaska. I have found info on a ferry from Japan to Russia on seat61 however I can't find anything on Russia to Alaska. I have been desperately calling fishing companies but no luck as of yet. —The preceding comment was added by Justvagabonding (talkcontribs)

From Japan you can go to Vladivostok or Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, but traveling by sea to Alaska is not possible, I think. --Alexander (talk) 06:47, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
As an aside: these kinds of questions usually go into the tourist office for maximum visibility. But I think part of the reason why there are no boats regularly crossing the Bering strait is that it is rather far away from everything and there are probably few travelers (apart from round the world overland people) that would even consider such a trip... Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:12, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the prompt reply User:Hobbitschuster! I am 50/50 as to whether I go anyway and see what kind of fishing vessel I can find. Also, thanks for the tip, will post questions on the tourist office next time - i am still getting the hand of wikivoyage. Should I delete this discussion?—The preceding comment was added by username/IP (talkcontribs)
No. As a general rule discussions on talk pages are usually not deleted. And editing other people's contributions on talk pages is usually only done for minor things like if a link has changed and would otherwise redlink. Anyway, no problem, we all started out having to learn stuff. There is still a lot that I don't know. A further aside: please sign your contributions on talk pages like this ~~~~ Hobbitschuster (talk) 14:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)