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Celebrate Ysyakh festival in Yakutsk…

Ysyakh festival, the traditional Yakut summer solstice celebration will be held in Yakutsk on June 29-30, 2013. This holiday is a celebration of the revival and renewal of the nature, fertility and beginning of a new year. It is accompanied by national Yakut rituals and ceremonies, folk dancing, horse racing, Yakut ethnic music and singing, national cuisine, and competitions in …

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Destination: Khabarovsk and the Trans-Siberian Railroad

While the expanded 2013 schedule for air service between Anchorage, Alaska and Petropavolsk, in Russia’s Far East, is exciting, the thought of continuing on to mainland Russia is even more thrilling. Same-day flight service will continue to Khabarovsk, a picturesque river city on the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers. It’s only a short three-hour hop beyond Petropavlovsk.