Welcome to Kamchatka!

Petropapavlovsk is the capital of the Kamchatka Peninsula and is situated on Avacha Bay. Avacha Bay was discovered by the Russians in 1703 and was the focus of numerous expeditions.

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Estonian government cuts up WWII memorial

The controversial Soviet-era WWII monument in central Tallinn has been cut up and taken out of the city center, the Estonian government press service said Friday.

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Estonia to relocate Soviet-era WWII memorial

Estonia will relocate a Soviet-era WWII memorial to a military cemetery after its removal in the center of Tallinn sparked clashes between protesters and police, the Estonian defense minister said Sunday.

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Estonia cordons off parliament, starts exhumation by statue

The Estonian parliament and presidential palace have been surrounded by concrete blocks and barbed wire to stave off protests, as the exhumation of the soldiers remains starts under the Soviet-era memorial in Tallinn.

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Estonian foreign minister says Moscow owes apology to Tallinn

Estonia's foreign minister said Saturday it is Russia that owes his country an apology in the dispute over the removal of a Red Army monument and a war grave in the capital Talllinn.

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Two Far Eastern regions merge to form Kamchatka Territory

A new constituent entity, the Kamchatka Territory, officially appeared in Russia Sunday after the merger of two Far Eastern regions.

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Global missile defense system could be created by 2020 - Ivanov

A global missile defense system proposed by Russia could be created by 2020, a Russian first deputy prime minister said Sunday.

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Indonesian trawler seized, towed to Russian port for poaching

An Indonesian trawler suspected of poaching salmon in the Pacific has been seized and towed to the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky following an eight-hour chase, a coast guard spokesman said Monday.

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Russia to build new aircraft carrier after 2015 - Navy chief

Russia could start construction of a new aircraft carrier after 2015, the Navy commander said Monday.

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Russia to deliver food to storm-hit Far Eastern islands

A ship carrying around 50 metric tons of food has left for the Komandor Islands, in Russia's Far East, after the area was cut off by storms and bad weather, the local emergencies said Wednesday.

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