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Highlights From the 26th Annual RAPP Meeting

The 26th Annual Russian-American Pacific-Partnership (RAPP) was held July 27-29 virtually via Zoom. RAPP is a bilateral forum that brings together representatives of business, federal and local governments, and non-governmental organizations to discuss areas of mutual concern and opportunities for cooperation within the geography of Eastern Russia, the Western US, and the Arctic. Featured speakers included Aleksey Chekunkov, Minister of …

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Kamchatka Ethnotourism and Indigenous Peoples

Kamchatka Indigenous Peoples Have you ever heard of Kamchatka Itelmens, Koryaks or Evens? Kamchatka peninsula which is famous for its active volcanoes, unique wildlife, and phenomenal flyfishing, also has rich native culture. 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 …