Kamchatka – Why does everyone want it…?

Kamchatka – Why does everyone want it…?

Kamchatka Russia

All Risiko fans and players have asked themselves this question …

Days and nights spent shouting “Kamchatka or death !!” or “I’ll attack Kamchatka !!”

So why does everyone want it?

We have the answer, which we also gave during our recent webinar.

We have discovered the reason that made us spend so much time trying to conquer it, and it is very simple: because it is fantastic, of breathtaking natural beauty and it is absolutely one of the most fascinating places in the world.

Kamchatka is a Russian peninsula, located in the far east of Siberia. It is over 2.000 kilometers long, as big as Italy and overlooks the Pacific Ocean, inhabited by just 300.000 people concentrated mostly in three cities in the south.

The territory is wild and mountainous, with over thirty active volcanoes, rich in forests, crystal clear lakes and streams where salmon rise, geysers and hundreds of thermal springs.

Its capital, Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky, was founded in 1740 by the Danish explorer Vitus Bering (hence the name of the homonymous strait that separates Kamchatka from Alaska).

Outside the city there is the undisputed dominion of flora and fauna: the area boasts, precisely, a significant number of giant bears, sheep, hawks and giant crabs.

The protagonist of this land is the Kamchatka brown bear. It reaches three meters in height and easily reaches 700 kilos, so much so that its largest specimens compete with the polar bear for the title of the largest terrestrial carnivore in the world. He is even shunned by the Siberian tiger who often gets the worst of it when he meets him. One bear can be counted for approximately 30 inhabitants.

Kamchatka is a real sanctuary of nature thanks to its (almost) entirely untouched territory, where there is a clear perception that it is not man who dictates the law.

Man who is threatening the ecosystem with the massive extraction of gas and raw materials of which the territory is rich, and reckless hunting for the most characteristic and endangered species.

So stop with the attacks on Kamchatka and let’s try with responsible and eco-sustainable tourism to support this wonderful land in preserving its fantastic ecosystem.

RUSSIA – it’s official: from January 1, 2021, the e-VISA for Italian citizens is in force

RUSSIA – it’s official: from January 1, 2021, the e-VISA for Italian citizens is in force

Russia Siberia Visti

From January 1st , 2021, citizens of 52 foreign states, including Italy, will be able to enter Russia with an electronic visa.

The tourist visa will be valid for 60 days for a maximum stay of 16 days, both for pleasure and business travel

The simplified procedure is reported (in English) on the website of the Federal Tourist Agency of Russia.

First of all it is necessary to fill in the application form (link) by uploading the digital copy of the passport (with residual validity of 6 months from the date of return and to have 2 free pages for the entry / exit stamps at customs) and a passport photo in digital format, as well as the payment of a fee of USD 40 (children up to 6 years free)

After that, the e-visa will be issued within 4 days, which must be printed and shown at check-in and at the customs office together with the passport.

(currently, for issues related to the restrictions due to Covid-19, the issuance of the electronic visa is suspended, ed.)

According to the site, the Invitation Letter will no longer be required and will be valid throughout the territory of Russia, thus extending in fact when it already happened for Italian citizens for the territories of St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad.