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Discover Magadan: Tragic History & Breathtaking Landscapes

Surrounded by mountains, Magadan is so remote that no train lines or roads reach it: you can only get there by sea or plane. Thanks to Yakutia Airlines, passengers can now travel from Anchorage to Magadan (GDX) via Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PKC), thus reducing the total travel time to under 9 hours. The PKC-GDX service is operated with one of the airline’s …

7 Reasons to Visit the Russian Far East Now…

This summer, the Russian Far East is more accessible to US travelers than ever before. Here are just a few reasons why you should discover this intriguing land for yourself: It’s Close. Kamchatka is just a 4.5 hour flight from Anchorage, and just 3 hours further lies Khabarovsk. Round trip air fare to Kamchatka starts at $1048 (incl. taxes), and …

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Kamchatka’s Hotsprings

Kamchatka’s volcanic peninsula is home to many accessible hotsprings, some remain wild while some have been tamed and made into resorts complete with pools. Three spots for a hot soak come to mind when thinking about a visit to Kamchatka: Nalychevo Nature Park, Timonovsky hotsprings and Paratunka Valley.  

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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 …

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Destination: Khabarovsk and the Trans-Siberian Railroad

While the expanded 2013 schedule for air service between Anchorage, Alaska and Petropavolsk, in Russia’s Far East, is exciting, the thought of continuing on to mainland Russia is even more thrilling. Same-day flight service will continue to Khabarovsk, a picturesque river city on the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers. It’s only a short three-hour hop beyond Petropavlovsk.  

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Why go to Kamchatka now?

AirRussia attended the Travel and Adventure Show in the Bay Area on 16-17 February, 2013 to promote air travel and tourism to the Kamchatka Peninsula and Russia’s Far East. We discovered two things: we were likely the most exotic destination at the show and the excitement about air service to this remote region was overwhelming.  

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Russia’s Far East: Immense Flyfishing Frontier beyond Alaska By Rene Limeres

A new fly fishing frontier of great promise has been quietly developing in the last twenty years, unbeknownst to many.  Located virtually at America’s back door, only a few hours by plane from Anchorage, Alaska, Russia’s Far East- immense, mystiqueful and misunderstood, holds a universe of opportunity that has been barely tapped.  Most of its hinterlands remain totally unspoiled and …

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Plan Your Vacation to the Russian Far East and Siberia

If you want to visit Russia’s most exotic places with endless opportunities to explore one of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, unique wildlife, native cultures and hospitality, consider spending your vacation in Siberia and the Russia Far East. Kamchatka The Kamchatka Peninsula, just across the Bering Sea from Alaska, is one of the world’s most pristine and awe-inspiring wild places. …