North Korea–Russia border

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The border between Russia and North Korea, according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 km of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of "maritime border".wikipedia
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North Korea

🇰🇵NorthDemocratic People's Republic of Korea
The border between Russia and North Korea, according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 km of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of "maritime border".
To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in Chinese) and Tumen rivers; it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two.

Primorsky Krai

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The administrative unit on the Russian side of the border is the Khasansky District of Primorsky Krai; on the Korean side, it is the city of Rason.
The name of the krai is derived from the Russian words "приморский" (primorsky), meaning "maritime", and "край (kray), meaning "edge" or "frontier". It is informally known as Primorye in Russian, and is occasionally translated as Maritime Territory in English. The krai shares Russia's only border with North Korea, along the Tumen River in Khasansky District in the southwestern corner of the krai. Peter the Great Gulf, the largest gulf in the Sea of Japan, is located along the south coast.

China–North Korea–Russia tripoint

A separate, trilateral treaty specifies the position of the China–North Korea–Russia tripoint.
The China–North Korea–Russia tripoint is the tripoint where the China–Russia border and the North Korea–Russia border intersect.

China–Russia border

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The North Korea–Russia and China–North Korea borders run along the middle of the Tumen River, while the China–Russia border approaches the junction point overland from the north.
The end point of the China–Russia border, and the China–North Korea–Russia tripoint, at (42.41667°N, 130.6°W), is located only a few kilometers before the river flows into the Pacific Ocean, the other end of the North Korea–Russia border.

Korea Russia Friendship Bridge

Friendship BridgeKorean-Russian Friendship Bridge
There is one crossing on the North Korea–Russia border: the Friendship Bridge over the Tumen River, 800 metres southwest of the train station in Khasan, Russia.
It is the sole crossing point on the 17 km long North Korea–Russia border.

Khasan (urban-type settlement)

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There is one crossing on the North Korea–Russia border: the Friendship Bridge over the Tumen River, 800 metres southwest of the train station in Khasan, Russia.
Khasan is the only Russian-inhabited locality on the border with North Korea.

Tumen River

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The terrestrial boundary between Russia and North Korea runs along the fairway (thalweg) of the Tumen River and its estuary, while the maritime boundary separates the two countries' territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.
This is because Russia's short stretch of the river is far better patrolled than China's stretch.

Khasansky District

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The administrative unit on the Russian side of the border is the Khasansky District of Primorsky Krai; on the Korean side, it is the city of Rason.
The urban-type settlement of Khasan near Lake Khasan has a border crossing between Russia and North Korea.

Tumangang

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On the North Korean side, the border train station is at Tumangang.
The Korea Russia Friendship Bridge connects Tumangang and Khasan and is the sole crossing point on the 17 km long North Korea–Russia border.

Kraskino

In 1938, to develop the natural resources of its coastal strip and to protect its borders against a potential Japanese invasion, the Soviet Union began construction on a railway line from Baranovsky Junction (on the Trans-Siberian Railway) to Kraskino.
Kraskino is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in Khasansky District of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located on the shore of the Posyet Bay, 282 km southwest of Vladivostok, near the border with North Korea.

Russia

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The border between Russia and North Korea, according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 km of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of "maritime border".

Nautical mile

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The border between Russia and North Korea, according to the official Russian definition, consists of 17 km of "terrestrial border" and 22.1 km (12 nautical miles) of "maritime border".

Borders of Russia

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It is the shortest of the international borders of Russia.

Thalweg

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The terrestrial boundary between Russia and North Korea runs along the fairway (thalweg) of the Tumen River and its estuary, while the maritime boundary separates the two countries' territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.

Estuary

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The terrestrial boundary between Russia and North Korea runs along the fairway (thalweg) of the Tumen River and its estuary, while the maritime boundary separates the two countries' territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.

Territorial waters

territorial seacoastal waterscontiguous zone
The terrestrial boundary between Russia and North Korea runs along the fairway (thalweg) of the Tumen River and its estuary, while the maritime boundary separates the two countries' territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.

Sea of Japan

East SeaJapanJapan Sea
The terrestrial boundary between Russia and North Korea runs along the fairway (thalweg) of the Tumen River and its estuary, while the maritime boundary separates the two countries' territorial waters in the Sea of Japan.

China–North Korea border

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The North Korea–Russia and China–North Korea borders run along the middle of the Tumen River, while the China–Russia border approaches the junction point overland from the north.

Rason

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The administrative unit on the Russian side of the border is the Khasansky District of Primorsky Krai; on the Korean side, it is the city of Rason.

Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation

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The main Russian border guard station in the area is Peschanaya.

Korean State Railway

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Passenger train service over the Friendship Bridge includes a Khasan–Tumangang shuttle, as well as a Korean State Railway direct car on the Moscow–Pyongyang route.

Moscow

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Passenger train service over the Friendship Bridge includes a Khasan–Tumangang shuttle, as well as a Korean State Railway direct car on the Moscow–Pyongyang route.

Pyongyang

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Passenger train service over the Friendship Bridge includes a Khasan–Tumangang shuttle, as well as a Korean State Railway direct car on the Moscow–Pyongyang route.

Ussuriysk

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The direct car travels from Moscow to Ussuriysk with a Moscow–Vladivostok train, to Khasan with an Ussuriysk–Khasan train, across the border with the Khasan–Tumangang shuttle train, and then to Pyongyang with a domestic Korean train.

Vladivostok

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The direct car travels from Moscow to Ussuriysk with a Moscow–Vladivostok train, to Khasan with an Ussuriysk–Khasan train, across the border with the Khasan–Tumangang shuttle train, and then to Pyongyang with a domestic Korean train.