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Top 7 Attractions Around Lake Baikal

For many travelers, Lake Baikal is a popular destination and a stopover on the Trans-Siberian railway. Included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, it’s the planet’s deepest and oldest lake.

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Yakutia Diamond Week

Russia’s largest Republic Sakha (Yakutia) that accounts for 98% of domestic and for nearly one-third of global diamond extraction will hold Diamond Week on September 2-7, 2014. The event will be organized with the support from the Sakha Republic Government.

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Nobody’s River: Another Reason to Celebrate

The journey planned is rarely the journey taken. The Nobody’s River expedition team had no idea how true this would be as they prepared to leave for a two-month expedition in Mongolia and Russia. Today, the team released the trailer to their film that documents their journey along the Amur River, one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers of the …

Let’s Go to Khabarovsk!

Land of majestic Amur River, magnificent Siberian tiger, and world’s largest trout taimen awaits you! In the summer of 2014, the magnificent city of Khabarovsk once again is just a few short flights from Anchorage via Yakutia Airlines. But Khabarovsk is not just about historic architecture, museums, rich culinary and cultural scene. The proximity of the taiga and the city’s …

Khabarovsk: A Little Touch of Europe Close to Home

Experience the sights, flavors and sounds of Europe in Khabarovsk, eastern Russia’s most cosmopolitan city. This city’s historic architecture, museums, rich culinary and cultural offerings remind many visitors of Western Europe’s great cities. Cafes on tree-shaded sidewalks beckon during the day; the world-famous circus and theaters welcome visitors during the evenings, and nights are energized by the city’s many nightclubs. …

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Explore Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island

Billions of dollars in oil and gas investments have brought development and tourism to Sakhalin, an island that once just a penal colony during tsarist times. Major oil companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell maintain a presence there. Good food and hotels catering to foreigners are available. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk has only about 200,000 residents, but boasts 52 hotels, countless banks and …

Приемущества Членства в Ассоциации Приключенческого Туризма (АТТА)

Ассоциация приключенческого туризма /Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) представляет более 900 направлений, туроператоров и турагентства по всему миру. В рамках своей программы членства ATTA предлагает турагентам и турконсультантам возможность установить связи с туроператорами, туристическими направлениями и СМИ – всеми, кто предлагает приключения, экотуризм и ответственный туризм как основу своей деятельности. Узнать о новых продуктах, обменяться информацией и сформировать партнерские отношения …

Membership in The Adventure Travel Trade Association Puts You in Good Company

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) represents more than 900 destinations, tour operators, and travel agencies around the globe. Through its membership program, the ATTA offers travel agents and advisors the opportunity to connect with tour operators, destinations and media — all who have adventure, activity, ecotourism, and responsible travel at their core. Learn about new products, share information, and …

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Chasing Rainbows in the wild, wild east of Russia. By Michael Hamilton

Ozernaya River “Spasiba Igor.”  “Pazhalsta Michael,” Igor replied as he expertly netted another big shouldered, beautifully black spotted Kamchatka rainbow.  After removing the streamer from the trout’s huge mouth, Igor laid it gently on his measure board.  “25 inches.  Big fish.”  Barely noon, on a warm humid August day, we had already repeated the same routine ten times on the …

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Discover Magadan: Tragic History, Road of Bones & Breathtaking Landscapes

Road of Bones: Magadan-Yakutsk / Yakutsk-Magadan Consider exploring the famous Kolyma Highway that connects Magadan and Yakutsk, traversing the most desolate part of the Russian Far East. To start the tour in Yakutsk, travelers can use Yakutia Airlines’ Anchorage-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-Yakutsk service or connect to Magadan from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to start a tour in Magadan. The route has become the ultimate trip for …