7 Reasons to Visit the Russian Far East Now…

This summer, the Russian Far East is more accessible to US travelers than ever before. Here are just a few reasons why you should discover this intriguing land for yourself: It’s Close. Kamchatka is just a 4.5 hour flight from Anchorage, and just 3 hours further lies Khabarovsk. Round trip air fare to Kamchatka starts at $1048 (incl. taxes), and …

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Expanded Air Service to Russia Opens New Frontiers of Adventure By Rene E. Limeres

Yakutia Airlines renews their direct flights from Anchorage to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula this summer, with expanded service to the mainland that opens up even more opportunities for Alaskans to explore the many wonders of Russia’s Far East. Beginning in late June and continuing to the end of September, their smart new Boeing 737-700 fleet will now connect Alaska to Kamchatka, …

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Calendar of Events: Russian Far East-US

Russian Far East Events: Ysyakh Festival, Yakutsk, June 29-30, 2013: The traditional Yakut summer solstice celebration. This holiday is a celebration of the revival and renewal of nature, fertility and the 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 traditional …

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Kamchatka’s Hotsprings

Kamchatka’s volcanic peninsula is home to many accessible hotsprings, some remain wild while some have been tamed and made into resorts complete with pools. Three spots for a hot soak come to mind when thinking about a visit to Kamchatka: Nalychevo Nature Park, Timonovsky hotsprings and Paratunka Valley.  

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Eco-Tourism Conference, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, September 12-16, 2013

International Forum. Ecological tourism: problems and prospects of development in the Russian Far East, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, September 12-16, 2013. The Kamchatka Regional Government will be hosting an international eco-tourism forum to promote eco-tourism on the Kamchatka peninsula. The forum will be an important international event to educate and share experience about sustainable tourism. The forum will be conducted in the framework …

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RAPP Travel Package to Khabarovsk and Vladivostok: 12-19 September 2013

Vladivostok is a major economic, cultural, commercial and transportation hub of Russia’s Far East. Explore Khabarovsk and Vladivostok, Eastern Russia’s most dynamic cities, on your way to this September’s Russian American Pacific Partnership meeting (RAPP), and get a taste of the Trans-Siberian Railroad and wonders of Kamchatka while you’re at it. AirRussia.US is offering a special one-week travel package, September …

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Press Release: 2013 World Eskimo Indian Olympics to be held July 17-20

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA – July 17-20 2013- This summer athletes, vendors, and spectators will gather from around the world in Fairbanks to celebrate the 52nd annual World Eskimo Indian Olympics or WEIO. The World Eskimo Indian Olympics started in Fairbanks in 1961 drawing participants from villages around Alaska. The games were started as a way of carrying on the tradition …