Far East

Eastern part of Russia. Quite another Russia. Nature, which combines taiga and tropical plants, volcanoes and boundless ocean, the richest resources of fish, the famous red caviar, wild bears. The cities of this region are rich and incredibly beautiful. Here you can see how the active volcano "talks", how the bears catch fish in Kamchatka. You can try the freshest gifts of the ocean. And you can feel freedom here ....

Cities of the Far East

Vladivostok. Due to the geographical location of Vladivostok and the cost of air- and rail-tickets, for the majority of Russian residents this city is something like Mars: it is so often said about and, it seems, it’s known by everybody and everywhere; but a very small percentage of the population of Russia can boast of having seen this city with their own eyes. Those who saw, admit: Vladivostok has forever stolen a piece of their heart. And in fact, how can one remain indifferent to the sea, the hills and the spirit of freedom, with which the local winds are impregnated? Created by military people and travelers, the city has all character traits of its “parents” officer nobleness, common adventurism of pioneers and general disobedience to circumstances.

Khabarovsk. This city is often considered the capital of the Far East. It is a large and rather contrast city located on the shore of the wide, majestic river Amur 20 kilometers from the Chinese border. Khabarovsk is the most Russian city of the Far East. It’s quite a young and cozy city. It’s nice to stop there if you travel, and then explore the natural attractions around the city.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Without exaggeration, we can say that Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The ocean, volcanoes, bays, hills are around this city. From the balcony of an ordinary house you can see such beauty, which no one five-star resort could  even dream of. There are some difficulties with hotels now. But it's worth coming here for the sake of nature . In addition, the summer is cool and pleasant here.

Interesting places of the Far East

Kamchatka. A distant and contrasting region, having  all the colours and sights of the Far East. There are many glaciers and more than 100 volcanoes, 29 are active.

On the Kamchatka Peninsula there is the Valley of Geysers, which is on the list of Seven Wonders of Russia. Tourists often come to Kamchatka to look at brown bears, polar wolves, lynxes and moose.

Fishing, photos of wild animals, traditions of indigenous people. Unforgettable feelings and emotions are waiting for everyone who at least once set foot on this land.

 

Primorsky Krai. Sights of Primorsky Krai are not only natural miracles, but also creations of human hands. This is the inimitable beauty of the seaside waterfalls and the greatness of the Ussuri taiga; this is the newest embankments and architectural monuments; it's a variety of museums and zoos. All this is Primorye!

It’s especially good here in the summer! Yew groves, cozy coves and bays, caves and high mountains. Flowering of lotuses, pleasant sea walks, the history of the great empire of Qing. The multinationality of these places. All this fascinates the person who is visiting these places.

 

Yakutia. The main wealth of Yakutia is its bowels. And the most valuable of them are diamonds and uranium. The companies of Yakutia are one of the most important players on the world diamond market. But few people want to live in these territories.

The reason is the climate. The entire territory of Yakutia belongs to the regions of the Far North. In many areas, the average temperature of January or December is forty degrees below zero. It is in Yakutia that Oymyakon is located - the pole of the cold of the Northern Hemisphere, where the temperature -71 ° С was recorded. Short summer and long winter, when for 7-9 months a year the temperature is low - truly hellish conditions that can scare even the most desperate romantics.

The greater part is occupied by dense taiga forests, and only in the northern, arctic region there is some diversity. But it’s unlikely that it will please an amateur of diverse flora and fauna. Arctic deserts, tundra and forest-tundra are the main natural areas of northern Yakutia, where reindeers, polar bears, seals and walruses reign.

Indigenous peoples are the Yakuts and Evenks. They are born hunters and cattlemen. This is the land of shamans, spirits and wild nature.

 

Chukotka. If there is the edge of the Earth somewhere, then it’s the Chukotka Autonomous District. And the thing is not that this is the easternmost region of Russia. Harsh climate, permafrost, huge deserted areas, covered with snow. It would seem – what can we look for in such a place?

Far from us, America is very close to the inhabitants of Chukotka, just behind the Bering Strait. But here the border regime operates, so access to a part of the territory closest to the US is possible only with the permission of the Border Guard Service. And foreigners can get to Chukotka only with the permission of the FSB.

Nature is the main wealth of the Chukotka land. There is a number of nature reserves here, as well as a reserve, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The unique animal and plant world of Chukotka, the Northern Lights attract a lot of extreme tourists.

 

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