AirRussia.US News - May 2013   
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Vessel in Nagaeva Bay, Magadan. Photo Courtesy: Pavel Zhdanov



  

TOURS: EXPLORE KAMCHATKA & THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST, SUMMER 2013. 
 
Kamchatka Volcanoes

Tour operators and outfitters experienced in travel to Eastern Russia offer trips to accommodate a wide range of interests, ranging from wildlife and cultural tours to fishing, volcano-climbing and scientific expeditions. 
 
 
 

  

KAMCHATKA EXPLORER MAGAZINE 
 
Kamchatka Explorer Magazine

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RUSSIA CALLING !
 Discover Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk or Magadan - the choice is yours.
 
Flights from Anchorage are on sale.

 

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchtatsky. Photo: Chris Burkard.

THIS SUMMER, the Russian Far East will be more accessible than ever for travelers from North America. The Alaska-Russian Far East flights on Yakutia Airlines will operate from June 27 to September 26, 2013, utilizing 737-700 aircraft configured with business and economy classes. Discover Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk, or Magadan with Yakutia Airlines!  

  • KAMCHATKA is Russia's adventure travel capital. It's rich in natural wonders and cultures. Its landscape teems with unique wildlife, and its geysers and volcanoes form a UNESCO Heritage Site. Kamchatka is also a home to the Koryak, Even, and Itelmen native cultures.
    Round trip fares from Anchorage start at $1048 (incl. tax).
  • KHABAROVSK: The flight to Kamchatka continues on to Khabarovsk, one of Eastern Russia's most scenic cities and a major stop on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
    Round trip fares from Anchorage start at $1364 (incl. tax).
  • MAGADAN: The Magadan Region is rich in natural resources, including gold, silver, and tin. Located in Russia's Far East and surrounded by mountains, the place is so remote that no train lines or roads reach it: one can only get here by sea or plane. Passengers traveling from Anchorage to Magadan can make convenient 2 hour connections at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, thus reducing the total travel time Anchorage-Magadan to under 9 hours.The service will be operated with one of the airline's new Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. Round trip fares from Anchorage start at $1857 (incl. tax).
  • YAKUTSK is the world's largest city on permafrost and Russian diamond capital that produces over 25% of the diamonds mined in the world. The biggest traditional Yakut festival Ysyakh will be held on June 29-30, 2013. Passengers traveling from Anchorage can make convenient 2 hour connections at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, thus reducing the total travel time Anchorage-Yakutsk to under 13 hours. The service will be operated with one of the airline's new Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. Round trip fares from Anchorage start at $2157 (incl. tax).

   

 

 

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS:
The Alaska-Russian Far East tickets are available for sale via the Amadeus computer reservation system. Any travel agent operating the Amadeus system can now book tickets on the airline's Alaska-Russian Far East service, as well as on its domestic Russian flights. Tickets are also available for sale through AirRussia.US, and our network of travel agents

 

BAGGAGE RULES ON YAKUTIA AIRLINES
ALASKA-RUSSIAN FAR EAST SERVICE

 

Baggage Rules

Your baggage allowance will vary depending on the class of travel and fare type. Any bag that is heavier than the free weight allowance may incur an overweight baggage charge, payable at check-in.


If your booking includes flights on an airline other than Yakutia Airlines, your baggage allowance may differ from the Yakutia Airlines allowances shown below. 


Carry-on Baggage Rules
: The overall dimensions of carry-on baggage for all classes of service must not exceed 115 cm (55�40�20). The maximum weight allowed for each carry-on bag is 5 kg (11 lb). Click HERE to check fees for each extra carry-on bag. 

 

Checked Baggage Rules:   

 

Class of service/fare type

Free baggage allowances/allowed weight per bag

Business, Comfort Class

Fare Class: C,J,W

2PC, 32 kg (70 lb) each

Permitted Sports Equipment*: 1PC

Economy Class

Fare Class: Y,X,I

2PC, 23 kg (50 lb) each

Permitted Sports Equipment*: 1PC

Economy Class

Fare Class: U

2PC, 23 kg (50 lb) each

 

Economy Class

Fare Class: M,G,T,R

1PC, 23 kg (50 lb) each

 

 

*Please check HERE to ensure your sports equipment qualifies.


Traveling with an infant: In addition to your own free baggage allowance, the infant is entitled to one checked piece of baggage that must not exceed 115 cm (55�40�20). The maximum weight allowed for each checked bag for an infant is 10 kg (22 lb). The rule applies to all classes of services and fares. 
 
Baggage Fees Chart: For a summary of excess baggage fees and other information on baggage rules on Yakutia Airlines, click HERE. Please note that baggage allowances and fees on Yakutia Airlines' domestic routes may vary.   
 

 

RAPP TRAVEL PACKAGE to 
KHABAROVSK and  VLADIVOSTOK 
12-19 September 2013

  

RAPP Meeting
Make the most of your visit to the 18th Annual Meeting of the Russian American Pacific Partnership (RAPP) that will take place in Vladivostok on September 17-18, 2013
 

AirRussia.US and the Council for US-Russia Relations are cooperating to offer a one-week travel package to Khabarovsk and Vladivostok exclusively for RAPP conference attendees. This is a great opportunity to make contacts in business and government and learn about Russia's new initiative to develop the Russian Far East

 

Participants will board Yakutia Airlines in Anchorage on September 12 for Khabarovsk, where they will have two days to learn about this important transportation hub and business center. They will then continue on to Vladivostok in advance of the RAPP conference, allowing extra time for networking and exploring, returning to Anchorage on September 19. The package will include airfare, hotels, transfers, and, depending on the particular interests of the participants, meetings with local officials and business people organized by the Council. 

 

Please CONTACT US us if you are interested. Further details will be available in future newsletters  

         

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
US-RUSSIAN FAR EAST

  Russian Far East Events: 

 
Bering Strait Swim - The Bering Strait Swim between Russia and America - July 2013 
A 110 km relay swim in 41F/5C water, with swimmers from around the world attempting a historic crossing. Marks the 25th anniversary of the "Friendship Flight" from Alaska to Siberia. Read more...

 - International Summer School "Russia - Far East", Vladivostok, August 5-23, 2013
The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russia, one of the leading higher education institutions in the Russian Far East, is offering an International Summer School "Russia - Far East" with 3 study programs:
- Russian language and culture in the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies;
- Russian domestic and foreign policy with a focus on Northeast Asia with the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies;
- Archaeology of the Northern Pacific with the FEFU School of Humanities. 
For more details and application, click HERE. 
 
International Volcanological Field School
- International Volcanological Field School, Kamchatka, Aug. 16-30, 2013*
Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) offers a two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) and the Kamchatka State University (KSU) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. For more details, click HERE.
*Dates are subject to change. Please contact organizers to confirm.
 
RAPP Meeting, Vladivostok, September 17-18, 2013:  The 18th Annual Meeting of the Russian American Pacific Partnership. Read more...
 
- Eco-Tourism Conference, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, September 24-26, 2013
The Kamchatka Regional Government will be hosting an international eco-tourism conference to promote eco-tourism on the Kamchatka peninsula. The conference will be an important international forum to educate and share experience about sustainable tourism. Watch for more details in our future Newsletters and on the website
 
US Events
 
Big Wild Life Runs, Anchorage, August 18, 2013
The Big Wild Life Runs has been a staple event in the Anchorage community since 2008. Over the past few years, the race has evolved from a small running event into a major marathon affair attracting runners from all over the United States and across the globe. Organizers encourage runners from Russia to participate in the marathon. Read more...
 
International Tourism Fair, Anchorage, August 26-27, 2013
 
  
The Russian Cultural Center in Anchorage, Alaska is hosting an International Tourism Fair in Anchorage 26-27 August, focusing largely on travel to Russia. Airline discounts will be available for registered exhibitors from Russia. Contact organizers for details. Read more... 
 
-The Russian-American Youth Summit (RAYS), Seattle, August 25-28, 2013
RAYS will bring together 100 graduate students and young professionals - 50 from Russia and 50 from the United States to institutionalize cooperation amongst young Russian and American leaders. Participants, all representing the first generation born after the end of the Cold War, will collaborate in specialized working groups to redefine the nature and scope of Russian-American youth relations. Read more...
 
 
For more Russian Far East-US events, click HERE 
 
FROM OUR BLOG:
 
DESTINATION: KHABAROVSK AND 
THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILROAD   

  

Trans-Siberian-Railway
The longest and most popular train journey in the world, the Trans Siberian Railway is 5,772 miles long and connects Moscow to Vladivostok.

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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