Artyom (Russian: Артём) is a satellite city 50 km north of Vladivostok. It has the only civil airport in Primorsky Krai, "Knevichi". The population is approximately 100,000, and the city is 5 km from the airport.
The name "Artyom" honours Artyom Sergeyev, a revolutionary. It used to be a mining town, with huge reserves of lignite deep underground, which were used to generate power for much of the Primorsky Krai, but now the richest coal seams are mostly exhausted, with the remainder being rather uneconomical to mine, so nowadays it has refound itself as a support town to the growing Vladivostok Airport and a cheaper bedroom community for the Far East southern capital.
Vladivostok airport with both domestic and international flights is next to the city.
The city is rather sprawled and quarters are at some distance from each other, so it may be problematic to move around on foot.
There are about 20 public bus routes. Taxis are more common to use.
- Memorial to the sky defenders (MIG fighter on the pedestal).
- Museum of regional history, 16a, Kirova st., ☎ +7 42337 9-89-49, e-mail: email@example.com.
Hotels are located around the airport.
- Motel, 1, Rabochaya st..
Internet is present as pay Wi-Fi in the airport lobby. Cards can be bought at the locker-room (камера хранения).
Another internet point is a post-office at 2, Oktyabrskaya st.