Russian Far East
The Russian Far East is a region in Northeast Asia, located between Lake Baikal and the Pacific Ocean. It is the eastern-most part of Russia, sharing land borders with Mongolia, China and North Korea and maritime boundaries with Japan and the US along the Bering Strait.
The Russian Far East accounts for roughly a third of RussiaÂ’s territory. Despite having abundant natural resources like minerals, hydrocarbons, timber and fish, it is economically underdeveloped region. This is because challenges like extreme weather, sparce population, growing outmigration and poor infrastructure and connectivity. The regionÂ’s underdevelopment is a security threat for Russia as it has a long history of separatism.