Primorie Region

This region is located on the shore of the Pacific, at the furthest south-eastern border of the Russian Federation, which it has entered one century and a half ago. Vladivostok, its capital, was founded in 1860 by Nikolay Mouraviev, later named Mouraviev-Amourskii, following its exploration of the Amur River area. Another well-known Far East explor

Lena River

Lena River, whose name means in the local language « big river », is the biggest in North-East Siberia and the tenth in the world lengthwise (4400 km). Its source lies in a swamp a few kilometres away from the Baikal Lake, but it flows for its greatest part in Yakutia and it forms an enormous delta in the Laptev Sea. Lena becomes wider

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Huge land area situated North-East of Russia, Yakutia is the biggest Russian region spanning three time zones (6,7 and 8 hours before Moscow time). More than 40% of its territory extends North of Arctic Circle. Because of the severe weather conditions transport is not provided all year round on 90% of its territory. Actually, most of its continenta

Putorana Plateau

Situated in Central Siberia beyond the Arctic Circle in the Southern part of the Taymyr Peninsula, the Plateau has been declared a State Natural Reserve in 1980 and has been included in UNESCO World Heritage in 2010. Its name means in the Evenk language “Lake with steep shores”. Of volcanic origin it was formed millions of years ago by differen...

Kamtchatka

A wild and volcanic peninsula, Kamchatka has been unexplored for a long time because of the extreme difficulty of the trip, as witnessed by the reports of the first travellers. The Dane Vitus Bering, after long years of services under the tsar, was appointed to explore this land, where he arrived the 6th of October 1740 with the ships Saint Pete...