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Yakutia, Land of Extremes

Yakutia Airlines is operating seasonal summer flights on the routing Anchorage – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Yakutsk (the layover in Kamchatka is just a few hours in each direction) which makes travel to and from Yakutsk convenient and comfortable. Yakutia, or Sakha Republic, is a vast unexplored region of Siberia. Yakutia occupies one-fifth of the territory of Russia. Yakutia is rich in …

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My First Trip to Kamchatka, by Saule Richardson

I had always dreamed about visiting Kamchatka sometime. From the time I began working on salmon conservation in 2011 I thought it would be fascinating to see the frigid, volcano-studded land that according to Kamchatka people only has two seasons in a year: “white winter” and “green winter.” Kamchatka is famous for more than 30 volcanoes, but also, geysers, rivers …