I can understand why Russia would want a spaceport on their own territory.
But when you look at where Vostochny is located, it looks like there are other, more southern, parts of Russia with their own benefits.
Most obviously, if they're building way out in Siberia, there's a lot of Russian territory right south of Vostochny, in the direction of Vladivostok. Surely there must be some advantages to putting it on the ocean, allowing parts and fully assembled rockets to be shipped there.
Or, instead, there's the bit of Russia that dips down toward Georgia, between the Black and Caspian seas. I'm sure it would be nice to be closer to European Russia, where a lot of the equipment is probably manufactured.
I know there are many more considerations than just latitude (some are listed in this answer). I'm wondering which ones led to their decision. Does the Vladivostok region have bad weather? Is the Black/Caspian sea region too unstable? I know Chechnya's there, but I don't know about the rest of the region.