The analysis of the distribution of thrusts, normal faults and strike-slip faults of various ages has allowed us to determine the character of lithospheric block displacements in the Soviet Far East. The early Mesozoic, late Mesozoic and Cainozoic kinematics were each essentially different. The Early Mesozoic Dzhagdinsk fault system appeared as a result of the collision of the Bureinsk--Khankaisk microcontinent with the Siberian continent. The largest faults of the system are neither longstanding nor deep but were formed during the latest stage of the structural evolution. The multistage formation of the faults of the Dzhagdinsk system is conditioned by its position at the margin of the continent. The late Mesozoic faults are mainly strike-slip faults caused by the subduction of the oceanic crust at an acute angle with respect to the strike of the active continental margin. The Cainozoic faults were formed under compression on the boundary between the Siberian platform and the Bureinsk massif, but under tension in the east of the region.