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Interview with Michael Schneider, Adventurer & Founder of 56th Parallel

Michael Schneider is a Founding Director of 56th Parallel, an Australia-based premium adventure travel company specializing in Russia, particularly Eastern Russia. Q: 56th Parallel is not well known in North America. Please tell us a little about it. 56th Parallel was officially born in 2010, After many trips to various parts of Russia, especially Siberia (first trip in 2002) as …

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2015 Calendar of Events in the Russian Far East

KAMCHATKA EVENTS Navy Day, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, July 26, 2015: Come to see spectacular commemorative parade held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky main square to honor Russian navy. Visitors will also enjoy colorful theatrical performances. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 8, 2015 &  Aboriginal Day, second week of August, 2015: The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is …

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2015 International Volcanological Field School in Katmai, Alaska and Mutnovsky/Gorely, Kamchatka

Applications are invited for the 2015 International Volcanological Field School in Katmai, Alaska (June 7-20, 2015) and Mutnovsky/Gorely, Kamchatka, Russia (August 16-29, 2015). The field school consists of two-week field trips to active volcanoes of Alaska and Kamchatka. Applications are reviewed continuously. The International Volcanological Field School is organized jointly by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Kamchatka State University, …

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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.