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FROM KAMCHATKA EXPLORER MAGAZINE: The Volcanoes of Kamchatka: Southern Group

Vilyuchinsky Volcano’s regular cone, visible across Avacha Bay from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, even from a distance stirs ones imagination with its majesty and splendor. Dazzling white in winter or grey and white from alternate lines of rock edges and snow paths in summer, Viluchinsky is a true gem of Avacha Bay. Its view is set off by steam pillars, produced by two …

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Discover UNESCO Treasures in Russia’s Far East

Direct flights from Anchorage on Yakutia Airlines  Discover some of the greatest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Siberia and the Russian Far East, now accessible at your fingertips. With the resumption of Yakutia Airlines’ direct flights from Alaska to Kamchatka and Yakutsk, these great places have become easy for American travelers to explore. Kamchatka’s Geysers and Volcanoes, the Lena Pillars, …

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FROM KAMCHATKA EXPLORER MAGAZINE: Watching Seabirds and Sea Mammals in Komandorsky Federal Nature Reserve

The islands are reachable from Petropavlovsk either by small plane twice a week or by boat (with no fixed schedule). But both methods may be unreliable due to capricious weather. The only inhabited settlement on the archipelago – Nikolskoye village – is located on Bering Island. Medny has been abandoned but evidence still remains of the formerly populated Preobrazhenskoye village …

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What Are You Doing This Summer? Let’s Go to Yakutsk!

Flights from Anchorage to Yakutsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are on sale now THIS SUMMER, Yakutia Airlines will be operating flights on the routing Anchorage – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Yakutsk. This makes travel to and from Yakutsk convenient and comfortable. YAKUTSK is one of the most distant of Russia’s cities, a strategic outpost in a region of permafrost, renowned for its temperature extremes. …

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Canadians’ Incredible Adventures in Russia

Chris and Laverna are an adventurous couple from Canada, who are not afraid of challenges. She’s 50 and he’s 54. They have visited several dozens of countries so far, on walking tours, ascents, rafting, with hundreds of new people met and cultures learnt. In 2013, the adventurers came to Russia. Refined tourism is not for us The delights of urban …

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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.

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 …

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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 …