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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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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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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 …

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Yakutia Airlines’ 2018 Alaska Photo Contest Winners Announced

Seattle, May 31, 2018 – Russia’s Yakutia Airlines has announced the prize winners of its 2018 Alaska Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from numerous images submitted by photographers from Alaska and other US states. The photo contest was organized by InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US – Yakutia Airlines’ representative office in North America – and was aimed at promoting …

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From Kamchatka Explorer Magazine: Sport in Kamchatka – From Surfing to Golf

Mountaineering in Kamchatka can be practiced by everyone – by inexperienced tourists and professional alpinists as mountains suitable for climbing are plentiful here, starting with “backyard” Kozelsky Volcano and finishing with the highest volcano in Eurasia – Kluchevskaya Sopka. Snowkiting is skiing with a kite. This leisure activity includes travel over snow valleys, high thrilling jumps, and freeride on relief. …

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Where Earth Meets Sky: Kamchatka Skyrunning

CELEBRATE KAMCHATKA’S VOLCANOES THIS AUGUST. REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN AN AVACHA VOLCANO SKYRUNNING RACE AND EARN A 10% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR AIRFARE! Every August, Kamchatka welcomes visitors to join in a celebration of the peninsula’s volcanoes with festivities and sporting events. Watch for these events in August. SKYRUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP, AVACHA VOLCANO, AUGUST 12-13, 2017. Experience where the earth meets the …

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Calendar of Events: Kamchatka and The Russian Far East, Summer 2017

KAMCHATKA EVENTS: Fisherman’s Day Celebration: July 8, 2017, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Honor fishermen and celebrate the Fisherman’s Day in the main city square with live music, games, and sports competition accompanied with fish soup served by the field kitchens. The celebration will end with evening fireworks.   Navy Day, July 30, 2017, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Come to see spectacular commemorative parade held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky main …

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Kamchatka Celebrates Its ‘Volcano Day’

Volcano Day in Kamchatka, August 19-21, 2016 Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula hosts 300 volcanoes, 30 of which are active. The Day of the Volcano is an official holiday in Kamchatka gathering annually several thousand locals and visitors at the foot of Avacha Volcano. The main event is the climb to the top of the Avacha volcano (2700 meters/6562 feet). Approximate time …

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Faces of Russia

Travel is not only about the places you visit, but also about people we meet while traveling. So much of a person, and of a place, is written on the face. A smile from a child in Yakutia village, a gap-toothed grin from a babushka in Kamchatka, or a solemn frown from a pedestrian in downtown – we want to …