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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Kamchatka Krai. It is located on the southeastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the shores of Avacha Bay of the Pacific Ocean. The distance to Moscow in a straight line is almost 6,800 km.

The population of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is about 163 thousand people, slightly more than half of the total population of the region. The elevation difference in the city is 513.6 meters from sea level (Avacha Bay) to the top of Mount Rakova. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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views of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky from above

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky covered with deep snow

Last week, the southern part of Kamchatka was hit by a cyclone that brought sleet and storm wind. The capital of the region, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city, was covered with deep snow, and three snow avalanches added even more snow.

Let’s see how the city looks after this snow apocalypse. The photos were taken by Alex Spiridonov.

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snow, snow everywhere!

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Scenic views of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a city with a population of about 180,000 people located in the Far East of Russia, the administrative center of Kamchatka region.

This city, founded in 1740, is located in the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the shores of the Avachinskaya Bay of the Pacific Ocean. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky cityscape is dominated by a pair of active volcanoes. It is the naval base the Russian Pacific Fleet. Photos by Denis Mukimov

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most eastern large Russian city


Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the seventh largest city in the Russian Far East, the center of the Kamchatka region. It is located in the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the shores of the Avachinskaya Bay, Pacific Ocean. Near the city, there are active volcanoes Koryakskaya (3456 m) and Avachinskaya (2741 m).

The city is the base of the Russian Pacific Fleet. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is connected to the mainland by an international airport “Elizovo.” It is one of the oldest cities in the Far East. First Russian Cossacks got here in 1697. Photos by Stepanov Slava

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fly over Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky


“Nalychevo” is a nature park on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Kamchatka krai) created in 1995. The total area of the park is about 287 thousand hectares.

The park is located in the valley of Nalycheva River and is bounded by the chain of volcanoes. On the territory of the park there are a lot of hot and cold mineral springs with medicinal properties. Photos by Ilya Stepanov.

Natural park Nalychevo, Kamchatka peninsula, Russia view 1


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I have found the following interesting video from boat trip to the Pacific Ocean near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The song is “You hear the sea”, children’s choir of the Leningrad Radio and Television (1981). Filming – Eugene Firsov, editing – Oleg Vereshchagin.

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