Marching band in the parade in Magadan

Calendar of Events: Russian Far East-US

Marching band in the parade in Magadan

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 Yakut sports. Read more…

City Day Celebrations, July-Sept, 2013: The following Russian Far East cities will hold their annual City Day Celebrations featuring festive events, including music festivals, performances, cooking and handicraft events, activities for children and major fireworks displays at various sites. If you want to experience Russian style celebrations, just hit the streets!

Vladivostok – 2 July 2013
Magadan –  14 July 2013
Anadyr – 3 August 2013
Ulan-Ude – 7 September 2013
Yakutsk – 8 September 2013
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – 14 September 2013

Sporting Events in Kamchatka, June-August, 2013: Attending sporting events can be a great experience that no television can replicate.

Kamchatka Krai Water Tourism Championship, 28-30 June 2013
Kamchatka Krai Open Tennis Championship, 01 July-15 Aug 2013
Kamchatka Cycling Tournament, 10 August 2013
Kamchatka Krai Skyrunning Championship, 17-18 August 2013
Kamchatka Krai Sport Fishing Championship, 23-25 August 2013

Surharban, Ulan-Ude, July 7, 2013: Traditional festival in Buryatia held every summer. Come to see national Buryat singing, dancing, national sports, and eat national Buryat cuisine.

Bering Strait Relay SwimBering Strait Swim – The Bering Strait Swim between Russia and America – July 2013: A 110 km relay swim in 41F/5C water, with swimmers from around the world attempting a historic crossing. Marks the 25th anniversary of the “Friendship Flight” from Alaska to Siberia. Read more…

Navy Day, Vladivostok, July 28, 2013: Come to see spectacular navy parade showcasing military technology, demonstrating the skills of the marines and enjoy colorful theatrical performances.

Volcanological Field SchoolInternational Volcanological Field School, Kamchatka, Aug. 2-15, 2013: Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) offers a two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) and the Kamchatka State University (KSU) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. For more details, click HERE

12-th International Conference of the Russian Society for Ecological Economics (RSEE 2013), Lake Baikal / Irkutsk, August 5-10, 2013: Managing Ecological-Economic Systems: Interaction of Government, Business, Science, and Society. Read more…

International Summer School “Russia – Far East”, Vladivostok, August 5-23, 2013: The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russia, one of the leading higher education institutions in the Russian Far East, is offering an International Summer School “Russia – Far East” with 3 study programs:

– Russian language and culture in the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies;
– Russian domestic and foreign policy with a focus on Northeast Asia with the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies;
– Archaeology of the Northern Pacific with the FEFU School of Humanities.
For more details and application, click HERE.

International Fishery Congress, Vladivostok, Russia, September, 12-13, 2013. Annual Congress will gather industry experts to share knowledge and insights issues related to development of Russian fishing industry among others. Read more…

Yakutia Diamond WeekYakutia Diamond Week, Mirny-Yakutsk, September 16-20, 2013: Tourists will learn how diamonds are extracted, sorted, processed and how they become works of the art of jewelry. The tourist route will start in the diamond capital of Yakutia – the city of Mirny. The route will begin with a tour of the 525-meter deep kimberlite diamond quarry, the diamond sorting center and the museum of kimberlites. Afterwards, the tourists will move to Yakutsk to visit eco-ethnographic complex “The Kingdom of Permafrost,” ethno-museum “Ytyk Haya” and eco-ethnographic complex “Chochur Muran.” Diamond Week will end with an auction of certified, high quality Yakutian diamonds and unique jewelry made of gold, platinum and silver. Read more…

Eco-Tourism ConferenceInternational 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 conference to promote eco-tourism on the Kamchatka peninsula. The conference will be an important international forum to educate and share experience about sustainable tourism. Read more…

RAPP MeetingRAPP Meeting, Vladivostok, 17-18 September, 2013: The 18th Annual Meeting of the Russian American Pacific Partnership. Read more…

Check out our RAPP Travel Package HERE.

The 17th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Sakhalin Oil & Gas 2013, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, September, 23-26: Sakhalin and the Russian Far East – Advancing Russia’s Eastern Energy Vector, Stolitsa Business Center, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Read more…

US/Alaska Events

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO), Fairbanks, Alaska, July 17, 2013: Annual competition in traditional native athletics, with native dancers performing. Read more…

Big Wild Life Runs, Anchorage, August 18, 2013: The Big Wild Life Runs has been a staple event in the Anchorage community since 2008. Over the past few years, the race has evolved from a small running event into a major marathon affair attracting runners from all over the United States and across the globe. Organizers encourage runners from Russia to participate in the marathon. Read more…

The Russian-American Youth Summit (RAYS), Seattle, August 25-28, 2013: RAYS will bring together 100 graduate students and young professionals – 50 from Russia and 50 from the United States to institutionalize cooperation amongst young Russian and American leaders. Participants, all representing the first generation born after the end of the Cold War, will collaborate in specialized working groups to redefine the nature and scope of Russian-American youth relations. Read more…

5th Annual Slavic Cultural Festival “Yarmarka”, September 14, 2013, Redmond City Hall Campus
“Yarmarka” is an annual celebration of ethnic Slavic diversity in the Greater Seattle Area. Come to experience live dance and music performances, taste delicious authentic food, and bring home souvenirs from talented art and crafts vendors. Read more…

Photo: Marching band in Magadan parade, Courtesy of Pavel Zhdanov

Russian Far East Events:
– City Day Celebrations:

The following Russian Far East cities will hold their annual City Day Celebrations featuring festive events, including music festivals, performances, cooking and handicraft events, activities for children and major fireworks displays at various sites. If you want to experience Russian style celebrations, just hit the streets!
Vladivostok – 2 July 2013
Magadan – 14 July 2013
Anadyr – 3 August 2013
Ulan-Ude – 7 September 2013
Yakutsk – 8 September 2013
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – 14 September 2013

– Sporting events in Kamchatka, June-August, 2013: Attending sporting events can be a great experience that no television can replicate.

Kamchatka Krai Water Tourism Championship, 28-30 June 2013

Kamchatka Krai Open Tennis Championship, 01 July-15 Aug 2013
Kamchatka Cycling Tournament, 10 August 2013
Kamchatka Krai Skyrunning Championship, 17-18 August 2013
Kamchatka Krai Sport Fishing Championship, 23-25 August 2013
– Surharban, Ulan-Ude, July 7, 2013: Traditional festival in Buryatia held every summer. Come to see national Buryat singing, dancing, national sports, and eat national Buryat cuisine.
– Navy Day, Vladivostok, July 28, 2013: Come to see spectacular navy parade showcasing military technology, demonstrating the skills of the marines and enjoy colorful theatrical performances.
– Yakutia Diamond Week, August 2013 (exact dates TBD). Come to learn how diamonds are extracted, sorted, processed and how they become works of the art of jewelry. The Diamond Week will end with an auction of certified, high quality Yakutian diamonds and unique jewelry made of gold, platinum and silver.
RAPP Meeting, Vladivostok, 17-18 September, 2013: The 18th Annual Meeting of the Russian American Pacific Partnership. Read more…
Alaska Events
– World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO), Fairbanks, Alaska, July 17, 2013: Annual competition in traditional native athletics, with native dancers performing. Read more…

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