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Events Calendar for Kamchatka, Russia

Heading to Kamchatka? Want to see what the locals are up to in the summer? Check out our Events Calendar below  to be sure to not miss a thing! Fisherman’s Day Celebration: 13 July 2018, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Honor fishermen and celebrate the Fisherman’s Day in the main city square with live music, games, and sports competition accompanied with fish soup served …

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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: Sport in Kamchatka – From Surfing to Golf

Mountaineering in Kamchatka can be practiced by everyone – by inexperienced tourists and professional alpinists as mountains suitable for climbing are plentiful here, starting with “backyard” Kozelsky Volcano and finishing with the highest volcano in Eurasia – Kluchevskaya Sopka. Snowkiting is skiing with a kite. This leisure activity includes travel over snow valleys, high thrilling jumps, and freeride on relief. …

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Where Earth Meets Sky: Kamchatka Skyrunning

CELEBRATE KAMCHATKA’S VOLCANOES THIS AUGUST. REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN AN AVACHA VOLCANO SKYRUNNING RACE AND EARN A 10% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR AIRFARE! Every August, Kamchatka welcomes visitors to join in a celebration of the peninsula’s volcanoes with festivities and sporting events. Watch for these events in August. SKYRUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP, AVACHA VOLCANO, AUGUST 12-13, 2017. Experience where the earth meets the …

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Calendar of Events: Kamchatka and The Russian Far East, Summer 2017

KAMCHATKA EVENTS: Fisherman’s Day Celebration: July 8, 2017, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Honor fishermen and celebrate the Fisherman’s Day in the main city square with live music, games, and sports competition accompanied with fish soup served by the field kitchens. The celebration will end with evening fireworks.   Navy Day, July 30, 2017, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Come to see spectacular commemorative parade held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky main …

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Kamchatka Celebrates Its ‘Volcano Day’

Volcano Day in Kamchatka, August 19-21, 2016 Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula hosts 300 volcanoes, 30 of which are active. The Day of the Volcano is an official holiday in Kamchatka gathering annually several thousand locals and visitors at the foot of Avacha Volcano. The main event is the climb to the top of the Avacha volcano (2700 meters/6562 feet). Approximate time …

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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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Interview with Michael Schneider, Adventurer & Founder of 56th Parallel

Michael Schneider is a Founding Director of 56th Parallel, an Australia-based premium adventure travel company specializing in Russia, particularly Eastern Russia. Q: 56th Parallel is not well known in North America. Please tell us a little about it. 56th Parallel was officially born in 2010, After many trips to various parts of Russia, especially Siberia (first trip in 2002) as …

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2015 Calendar of Events in the Russian Far East

KAMCHATKA EVENTS Navy Day, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, July 26, 2015: Come to see spectacular commemorative parade held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky main square to honor Russian navy. Visitors will also enjoy colorful theatrical performances. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 8, 2015 &  Aboriginal Day, second week of August, 2015: The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is …

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2015 International Volcanological Field School in Katmai, Alaska and Mutnovsky/Gorely, Kamchatka

Applications are invited for the 2015 International Volcanological Field School in Katmai, Alaska (June 7-20, 2015) and Mutnovsky/Gorely, Kamchatka, Russia (August 16-29, 2015). The field school consists of two-week field trips to active volcanoes of Alaska and Kamchatka. Applications are reviewed continuously. The International Volcanological Field School is organized jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Kamchatka State University, …