Today there are still such people that are interested in finding out new information about historical places. These people are real fans of their business and are ready to guard this or that place on their own.
So Vladivostok possesses one distinctive feature that no other cities have – the forts of Vladivostok stronghold. Time and people created lots of rumors and legends about these constructions.
Some people say these forts were built by Japanese interventionists, the other propose it were GULAG political prisoners. There are even several stories saying that all those involved into stronghold building process were immured into its walls afterwards and still remain there.
But neither of the versions was confirmed somehow. Considering the historical aspects of the question it is presumed that Vladivostok was initially intended to be the Russia outpost at the Pacific coast. The same we idea we can see even in the name of the city Vladivostok – as for “Vladei vostokom” - control the East, literally.