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Yakutia Airlines’ 2018 Alaska Photo Contest Winners Announced

Seattle, May 31, 2018 – Russia’s Yakutia Airlines has announced the prize winners of its 2018 Alaska Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from numerous images submitted by photographers from Alaska and other US states. The photo contest was organized by InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US – Yakutia Airlines’ representative office in North America – and was aimed at promoting …

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From Kamchatka Explorer Magazine: 14 Popular Tours in Kamchatka

1. Helicopter tours Helicopter tours in Kamchatka are available daily June through September (in flying weather). However, winter tours are also available, but they are group-operated only and depend on weather conditions. Frequent tours are offered to the Valley of Geysers and Kuril Lake. Tours to the Valley of Geysers are combined with tours to Uzon Volcano caldera, while tours …

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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 …

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Faces of Russia

Travel is not only about the places you visit, but also about people we meet while traveling. So much of a person, and of a place, is written on the face. A smile from a child in Yakutia village, a gap-toothed grin from a babushka in Kamchatka, or a solemn frown from a pedestrian in downtown – we want to …

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Kamchatka Natives

Inviting and mysterious Kamchatka with its volcanoes, geysers, coves, and rocks, and also with profound history has always attracted tourists. Originally, it was inhabited by indigenous minorities of the North. Those people might have populated entire Siberia, the northern and eastern territories, occupied by Russia. Those people were true Kamchatka “Natives.” The Asian tribes were conquered by squadrons, sent by …

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Experience the Culture of Kamchatka’s Indigenous Peoples

Kamchatka is home to many indigenous peoples, including the Koryaks, Itelmens, and Evens. While visiting Kamchatka, consider exploring ethnographic indoor and outdoor sites, including the open-air museum Itelmen Village “Pimchakh”, and Kainyran Native Center, among others.  

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What to Eat? Authentic Russian Dishes to Try in Petropavlovsk

Like all large urban city, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky serves up an eclectic mix of traditional Russian foods as well as imported favorites, such as Korean Kimchi, Chinese noodles and even pizza and French fries. But your best bet is to stick to much-loved Russian fare. It’s as much a part of your Russian experience as observing Kamchatka’s magnificent landscape.

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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 …