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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 …

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2021 Alaska – Russian Far East Service Suspended

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc. (IPAM) announces with regret that Yakutia Airlines’ 2021 Alaska-Russian Far East Service will not operate due to ongoing issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, a US State Department Level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisory for Russia remains in place, and US and Russian consulates are not yet issuing routine tourist visas to …

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Объявлены победители фотоконкурса о Якутии-2020

Подведены итоги пятого ежегодного фотоконкурса посвященного Республике Саха (Якутия). На конкурс было отправлено более 250 фотографий. Фотоконкурс был организован представителем авиакомпании “Якутия” в Северной Америке – компанией “InterPacific Aviation and Marketing Inc/AirRussia.US” при поддержке авиакомпании “Якутия” и проходил с 15 декабря 2019г. по 15 марта 2020г. Ежегодный фотоконкурс проводится с целью формирования интереса к туристическому потенциалу Республики Саха (Якутия) среди …

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Yakutia Airlines’ 2020 Alaska Photo Contest Winners Announced

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US – Yakutia Airlines’ representative office in North America has announced the prize winners of its 2020 Photo Contest “Alaska Summer Vacation”. The winning photos were selected from 234 images submitted by photographers from Alaska and other states via Anchorage Daily News. The photo contest was aimed at promoting Alaska among Russian and other international tourists …

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Interview with Naturalist Reno Sommerhalder: Protecting Kamchatka’s Bears

We continue our series of interviews highlighting Kamchatka, Russia. Today we are interviewing Reno Sommerhalder, an internationally recognized bear naturalist, conservationist, wildlife guide and photographer who has traveled to Kamchatka since 2003 to study Kamchatka brown bears. Q: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. When and how did you discover your passion for bears? I was fresh off …

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Interview with Alaskan Photographer Kevin Goodman: “Kamchatka was always a dream destination of mine!”

Alaskan photographer Kevin Goodman received a free round trip air ticket from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia as the winner of Yakutia Airlines’ 2019 Alaska Photo Contest. Kevin traveled to Kamchatka this past summer and here he shares his impressions and advice. Q: What made you want to travel to Kamchatka, and what was your reaction when you realized you won …

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Путешествие по Аляске на машине со Светланой Кольцовой

О путешествии по Аляске на машине рассказывает участница ежегодного фотоконкурса “Горячая земля Камчатки-2018” Светлана Кольцова. Она выиграла приз конкурса – авиабилет авиакомпании “Якутия” из Петропавловска-Камчатского в Анкоридж, шт. Аляска. Ее рассказ и фотографии расскажут об этой увлекательной поездке. Маршрут Мы не стали связываться ни с одной туристической компанией. Мы взяли в аренду авто (и интернет нам в помощь!) и совершили …

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Gregory Sedov’s Kamchatka Journeys

Extract from “Kamchatka Journeys: Joyous Adventures to Protected Places” by Gregory Sedov About Author Gregory Sedov is a Kamchatka traveler who loves to explore new places in this unique part of Earth. He works for a local Kamchatka tourist company. Tolbachik In summer, we made a decision to conquer active Plosky or “Flat” Tolbachik Volcano. We were told that it’s …

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Yakutia Airlines’ 2019 Alaska Photo Contest Winners Announced

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US – Yakutia Airlines’ representative office in North America has announced the prize winners of its 2019 Best Alaska Family Vacation Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from numerous images submitted by photographers from Alaska via Anchorage Daily News Facebook Page. The photo contest was aimed at promoting Alaska among Russian and other international tourists …