Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia




Description of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is located in Kamchatka Krai. The capital and largest city and port of the region, in the local dialect Peter. It is located on the shore of Avacha Bay, surrounded by snow-covered two to three thousand meters, visible on the horizon from anywhere in the city. The population is 200 thousand people. It is the main point of arrival for travelers, has a developed tourist infrastructure.

The climate is influenced by the sea, characterized by high humidity and a lot of rain and snow, rather cool summers and relatively warm winters. Heavy rains often occur in summer. On sunny days, the air temperature during the day rises to +20 ... + 30C, but in the evening fogs come from the sea. In winter, cyclones can bring warm air masses with a temperature of 0 .. + 1C and heavy snowfalls, when in one night it can cover up to the window sills of the second floor with snow. In general, Kamchatka is the snowiest region in Russia.

The coldest time is the end of January-beginning of February, when frost can reach -20C. In general, the climate is much milder than in any city in Siberia or the Far East. The closest climatic analogue of Petropavlovsk is the city of Anchorage in Alaska.


Getting here

By plane
The small airport Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is located 16 km from the city border in Yelizovo. Most arrive by Aeroflot from Moscow, but S7 offers a 3-hour flight from Vladivostok. There are flights from Khabarovsk to IL-96. Other directions - St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan. Bus number 104 goes from the airport to the city center (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky), the ticket price is 75 rubles, a taxi will cost about 1000 rubles.

By car
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is inaccessible by land. A couple of paved roads go to the city of Elizovo, the urban settlement of Milkovo and to the ZATO Vilyuchinsk.

On the ship
From Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky there is a cargo-passenger communication with Severo-Kurilsk. During the summer season, about 10 cruise liners from the countries of the Pacific region (mainly from Asia) call at the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. This is the only way to get from there to Kamchatka or from Kamchatka to Japan, Korea or the USA by sea. Along the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula there is an irregular cargo and passenger traffic.


Getting around

Bus stations in Yelizovo and Petropavlovsk serve for movement around the peninsula. Minibuses (the locals call them "mikriks") and buses also run around the city.



Objects of cultural heritage of federal significance

Monument to Vitus Bering (1826)
Monument-obelisk to Charles Clerk (1913)
Monument to Jean-Francois La Perouse (1843)
Monument "Glory" (September 1881), built in honor of the Peter and Paul Defense
Monument to the heroes of the third battery of Lieutenant A.P. Maksutov, built in honor of the successful defense of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky from the attack of the Anglo-French squadron in 1854 (1954, on Nikolskaya Sopka)
Memorial complex: a mass grave of the defenders of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (1854) and a monument-chapel (1910-1912)
Monument-obelisk to the soldiers of the Soviet army - the liberators of the Kuril Islands in 1945 from the Japanese militarists (November 6, 1946)


Objects of cultural heritage of regional importance

Wooden state-owned houses of the early twentieth century on the street. Krasintsev (houses 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19); along Krasnoarmeyskaya st. (houses 6, 8, 10, 12, 14); along Leninskaya st. (houses 20, 24, 26, 28), including:
House of merchant Podprugin (Krasintsev st., 4)
Former house of the governor of Kamchatka (Leninskaya st., 22)
The former building of the Office of the Governor of Kamchatka (Leninskaya st., 20)
The grave of Soviet sailors who died during the demining of Avacha Bay in 1945 (installed in 1946) is located at the 4 km cemetery
A memorial sign installed at the location of the partisan outpost in 1921 (installed in 1966)
Torpedo boat - a monument to paratroopers, erected in honor of the Kuril operation (installed on May 8, 1975)
Monument to the T-34 tank, erected in honor of the construction of the Kamchatka Fisherman tank column at the expense of Kamchatka during the Great Patriotic War (installed on May 7, 1975)
Monument to I. V. Ryabikov - Chairman of the Emergency Petropavlovsk District Congress (1975)
Monument to V. I. Lenin on the square named after V. I. Lenin (installed on November 6, 1978)
Monument to V. I. Lenin in the village of Seroglazka
Monument to the crew of the submarine L-16
The grave of Alexandra Vladislavovna Slavina (1954), People's Artist of the RSFSR, is located at the 4 km cemetery
Monument to the "Grieving Mother" - a monument to those who died during the Great Patriotic War (05/08/1975)
Monument of Glory to the Border Guards (28.5.1976)
Monument to sailors-border guards who died in battle while guarding the state border of the SSR on August 6, 1945
Stele in honor of the founding of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (models of packet boats of St. Peter and St. Paul) at the entrance to the city
Alley of Maritime Glory. Laid down in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy.
The stele and the central square with flagpoles in honor of awarding the city with the title of "City of Military Glory" (opened in 2016


Other monuments

Monument to the first Governor-General of Kamchatka V. S. Zavoyko, (opened in the summer of 2016)
Monument to the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Monument to Pyotr Ivanovich Ilyichev, Hero of the Soviet Union, founded in 1958
Monument to St. Nicholas Archbishop of Myra the Wonderworker
The Tree of Love is a project initiated by the youth organizations of the city. Dedicated to newlyweds, opened in 2011
Memorial complex Alley of Heroes
Monument to the victims of political repressions
Monument "To participants in hostilities and veterans of military service" in Victory Park on Dachnaya (opened in 2015)
Sculpture "Larga" on the embankment of Kultuchnoye Lake in the city center (opened in 2017)
Monument to home front workers, opened in 2019
Monument to Cheremsha


Orthodoxy: Orthodox churches and monasteries belong to the Peter and Paul and Kamchatka diocese of the Moscow Patriarchate:
Cathedral of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Church of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Panteleimon Monastery

Saint Teresa Roman Catholic Parish

Lemonade (6 cinema halls, located in Shamsa shopping center)
Pyramid (5 cinema halls, located in the shopping center "Pyramid")



Kamchatka Regional United Museum
Kamchatka Regional Art Museum
Museum of the Kamchatka Scientific Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (transferred to KamchatSTU)
Scientific Museum of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
Museum Complex: Visitor Center "Volcanarium Museum of Volcanoes", House of Entertaining Science "Interesarium"
Geological Museum at the Federal State Institution TFI of the Kamchatka Territory
Military History Museum of Troops and Forces in the North-East
Museum of Kamchatka Sports in the sports complex "Star"
Museum of the History of Orthodoxy in one of the rooms of the lower church of the Cathedral of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity
Museum of the USSR in the building of the former cinema "Russia"


Galleries and exhibition halls

Kamchatka Exhibition Center
Exhibition Hall on Leninskaya
Kamchatka souvenirs on Leningradskaya
Center for Contemporary Art Loft "Park Kultury"

Theatres, orchestras and philharmonics
Kamchatka Drama and Comedy Theater
Kamchatka Puppet Theater
Choir chapel
Kamchatka Chamber Orchestra
Band of Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia



Bard Song Festival on the first weekend of September.
Beringia - dog sled races in March.

Boat trip along the Avacha bay, in summer you can swim in the bay.
Rollerdrome on the street. Toporkov tel.: (47-10-57), there is also a concert hall.
Ski base "Krasnaya Sopka" (25 minutes by bus from the hotel Petropavlovsk to the south).



Bookstore Russian book - a place to buy maps of the area. (St. Tushkanova, 2)
Kamchatka Exhibition Center - here you can buy everything you need for a trip (Leninskaya St., 62, tel. 41-24-27)
Shaman - ethno souvenir shop (Leninskaya st., 57).
Northern Lights Art Salon (Sovetskaya St., 48, tel. 42-42-66).
Kamchatka Souvenirs - a department in the Central Department Store, where you can see and buy paintings, videos about Kamchatka, wooden souvenirs and bone carvings (prospekt 50 let Oktyabrya, 15 building A).



"Bistro" - a catering establishment in the center on the street. Soviet. The menu includes traditional Kamchatka dishes: fern and seaweed salad and fish products dishes. Throughout the city, you can eat inexpensively in kebabs and “Uzbek”. In the area of \u200b\u200bthe Galant shopping center at the checkpoint there is a Machamburger catering service similar to McDonald's. There are also several inexpensive canteens: in the area of ​​the commercial sea port, the Avrora canteen on the street. Radio communications, in the region of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a canteen of CHPP-1, etc.
Coffee to go: Aloha, Real Coffee Shop, Coffee like

Average cost
Hesburger - Finnish burgers

Japanese cuisine restaurants "Yamato", "Kyoto", other restaurants "Lonhei", etc.


Night life

Nightclubs "Caviar", "Malibu", etc., karaoke bars "Khan Chinar", "Tadoliks", etc.


Precautionary measures

At any time of the year, you need to have warm clothes with you. Because the region is expensive, you need to have a reserve of money just in case. When hiking, even in the suburbs, it is worth taking precautions due to the frequent appearance of bears.


Physical and geographical characteristics

Geographical position

The city is located in Asia, in the Far East of Russia, in the southeastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the shores of the Avacha Bay of the Pacific Ocean.

Active volcanoes rise near the city: Koryakskaya and Avachinskaya hills. Khalaktyrsky beach of volcanic sand stretches along the ocean for 50 km.

The height difference in the city is 513.6 meters from sea level (Avacha Bay) to the top of Mount Rakovaya.



Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is located in the MSK+9 time zone. The offset of the applicable time from UTC is +12:00. In accordance with the applied time and geographic longitude, the average solar noon in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky occurs at 13:25.



Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky lies south of Moscow and is on the same latitude as Samara, Penza, Bryansk, as well as Manchester (England) and Dublin (Ireland). However, the city's climate is noticeably harsher than at similar latitudes in Western Europe, and cooler than in the European part of Russia. The average summer temperatures in Petropavlovsk are slightly higher than in Murmansk and Magadan, but the winter is much warmer than at similar latitudes in Siberia, and competes in softness with Moscow and St. Petersburg. The climate of the city is moderate, at the same time it has features of the sea and monsoon.

The average annual air temperature in the city is +2.8 °C. The warmest month is August, with an average daily temperature of +13.4 °C, the coldest is January -7.0 °C. The absolute maximum temperature of +30.0 °C was recorded in July 2012, the minimum of -31.7 °C was recorded in February 1917.

The average annual rainfall is high and amounts to 1166 mm. The absolute maximum monthly precipitation of 486 mm was recorded in October 2015.



The eastern coast of Kamchatka, Japan and the Kuriles is the most seismically active place on the planet. In the 20th century, ten 7-magnitude earthquakes, two 8-magnitude and one 9-magnitude earthquake occurred in the area of southeastern Kamchatka.



One of the oldest cities in the Far East. The Cossacks were the first to come here from the Russian kingdom in 1697. Cossacks in the Avacha Bay, near the Kamchadal village of Aushin, on the shores of the Avacha Bay of the Pacific Ocean, laid storage sheds for storing yasak and founded a prison. Forty-three years later, according to previously compiled maps of the Kamchatka land, the Second Kamchatka Expedition of 1733-1743 arrived here on two packet boats on October 17, 1740. under the direction of Vitus Bering and Alexey Chirikov. The name of the Peter and Paul prison received from the names of the ships-packet boats "Holy Apostle Peter" and "Holy Apostle Paul".

The founder of the city is the navigator of midshipman rank Elagin Ivan Fomich. On September 29, 1739, by order of the leader of the 2nd Kamchatka expedition, Vitus Bering, Ivan Elagin set off from Okhotsk to Kamchatka on the boat "Saint Archangel Gabriel". He was instructed to explore the seashore from the mouth of the Bolshaya River to the Avacha Bay, draw up a map of the Avacha Bay, make its measurements to find out the possibilities for the entry of large sea vessels, and also build living quarters and warehouses in order to stop the expedition. Bering discovered Avacha Bay in 1729 during the return of the First Kamchatka Expedition to Okhotsk.

On May 16, 1740, I. Elagin set off from the mouth of the Bolshoi River (Bolsheretsky Ostrog) along the southwestern coast of Kamchatka and, having rounded its cape, on June 10 arrived in Avacha Bay. Boat "Saint Gabriel" - the first ship that landed on the shore of the Avacha Bay. The expedition stopped on the northern shore of the harbor of Niakina near the Itelmen camp of Aushina. The first "Russian" houses appeared here in the summer and autumn of 1740.

On September 20, 1740, I. Elagin compiled a report in Niakina Harbor, in which it was reported that servicemen and locals had built “five residential quarters in one connection, three barracks, and three enbars in two apartments.” Elagin also reported on the completion of the surveys of Avacha and the compilation of maps of the western and eastern coasts of Kamchatka along the proposed route of the expedition.

On September 27 (October 11, NS), 1740, a packet boat "Saint Apostle Paul" led by Alexei Chirikov arrived in Avacha Bay, and on October 6 (October 17, NS) Vitus Bering's "Saint Apostle Peter" arrived. October 17 is considered to be the birthday of the city.

Stepan Krasheninnikov, who was traveling around Kamchatka at the same time, wrote:

Niakina Bay, which is now called Peter and Paul Harbor from the two packet boats of Peter and Paul that wintered in it, lies to the north and is so narrow that it is possible to attach ships on the banks, but it is so deep that even such ships that have more packet boats can stand in it: for it is 14 to 18 feet deep. At this bay, officers' rooms, barracks, shops and other buildings from the naval team were built. In the same place, after my departure, a new Russian prison was opened, into which the inhabitants were transferred from other prisons.


Historical dates

1779 - The Peter and Paul Harbor was twice visited by two English warships "Discovery" and "Resolution" of the Third round-the-world expedition of J. Cook. C. Clark was buried in the harbor in August, who took over the leadership of the expedition after the death of Captain Cook.
1787 - Petropavlovsk was visited by the ships "Bussol" and "Astrolabe" of the round-the-world expedition of La Perouse.
1812 - the status of a city and the name of Peter and Paul Harbor were received. Also, the “New Regulations on Kamchatka” were published, according to which the administration of Kamchatka was entrusted to a special chief. The place of residence of the chief was "appointed" by Peter and Paul Harbor, which becomes the capital of Kamchatka.
December 2, 1849 - the Kamchatka region was formed, headed by the governor V.S. Zavoyko, with the center - the Petropavlovsk port.
From August 18 to 24 (from August 30 to September 5), 1854, the Peter and Paul Defense continued. In memory of this event, monuments were erected in the city: the Monument of Glory and the Monument to the 3rd battery of Alexander Maksutov, there is a memorial complex - the Mass Grave and the chapel. All monuments are geographically located on the slopes of Nikolskaya Sopka in the historical center of the city.
At the beginning of 1855, due to the threat of a second attack by an even larger Anglo-French fleet, it was decided to evacuate the city, the garrison with its weapons and part of the population were taken by ships to the De-Kastri Bay and then to the mouth of the Amur, where they The city of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur was founded, some of the local residents left for the central regions of Kamchatka. Indeed, the allied squadron entered Petropavlovsk and, not finding anyone in it, burned the remains of the city[15].
1913 - the coat of arms of the city was established, which in general terms repeated the regional coat of arms, but had a three-towered crown of the regional city on the top of the coat of arms, and two anchors intertwined with the Alexander ribbon at the bottom. In 1993, at the initiative of the city administration, the coat of arms of the city was restored.
At the beginning of 1918, the power of the Kamchatka Governorate of the RCP (b) was established in Petropavlovsk. Their power lasted until the summer of this year and then passed to the white forces.
In January 1920, power in Kamchatka passed to the pro-Soviet regional committee.
In 1921, a detachment sent from Vladivostok under the leadership of Yesaul Bochkarev recaptured the city from the Bolsheviks.
In February 1922, the Red partisans began the blockade of Petropavlovsk.
In November 1922, the White Guard troops were forced to leave Petropavlovsk and the city was occupied by the Red partisans.
In 1924, by a decree of the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, it was renamed Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where the definition is included to distinguish it from the name of the city of Petropavlovsk in Kazakhstan.
June 15, 1932 - the Kamchatka branch of the Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography was organized.
April 21, 1933 - the first professional theater began its work in the city.
November 6, 1936 - the construction of the first stage of the shipyard was completed: "The first-born of heavy industry in Kamchatka is in service."
In 1942, the Marine Technical School (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Marine Fishing Technical School of the People's Commissariat of the Fishing Industry of the USSR) was opened in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
In 1946, the technical school received a new name - the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Marine Fishing Technical School of the Ministry of the Fishing Industry of the Eastern Regions of the USSR.
In 1952, the fishing technical school was transformed into the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka Nautical School (PKMU).
In 1957, the UKK (Training and Consulting Center) of the Far Eastern Institute of the Fishing Industry was created.
August 31, 1958 - the official opening of the first higher educational institution in Kamchatka - the Kamchatka Pedagogical Institute.
In 1959, the urban-type settlement Industrialny was included in the boundaries of Petropavlovsk.
In 1970, a branch of the Dalrybvtuz was organized.
October 31, 1972 - the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
December 27, 1973 - Leninsky and Oktyabrsky districts were formed in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky[16]
In June 1976, the school of the Mikoyan Fish Processing Plant moved from the Okhotsk coast to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Since that time, it has become known as GPTU No. 2
In 1987, on the basis of the UKK, PKVIMU (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Higher Marine Engineering School) was created.
In 1991, PKMU and PKVIMU merged, and the school became known as PKVMU (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Higher Maritime School).
In 1991, the Kamchatka Fishery College was renamed the Kamchatka Polytechnic College.
In 1997, PKVMU was renamed into KGARF (Kamchatka State Academy of the Fishing Fleet).
In 2000, KSARF was renamed KamchatSTU (Kamchatka State Technical University).
October 31, 2000 - by order of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation No. 3149, the Kamchatka State Pedagogical Institute was renamed into the Kamchatka State Pedagogical University.
July 15, 2005 - by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 686, "Kamchatka State Pedagogical University" was renamed into the state educational institution of higher professional education "Kamchatka State University".
March 6, 2006 - by order of the Federal Agency for Education No. 120, the state educational institution of higher professional education "Kamchatka State University" was renamed into the state educational institution of higher professional education "Kamchatka State University named after Vitus Bering".
July 1, 2007 - according to the results of the referendum, it became the administrative center of the Kamchatka Territory.
November 3, 2011 - the city was awarded the honorary title "City of Military Glory".
In October 2020, the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky turned 280 years old.


Economy and industry

Shipbuilding and ship repair:

Petropavlovsk Shipyard (formerly Petropavlovsk Shipyard named after V.I. Lenin, PSRV) repair and construction of all types of vessels of the fishing fleet, including mother ships and fish canning plants, production of technological and fishing equipment. It occupies an area of more than 30 hectares, with a powerful infrastructure, convenient water area at the entrance to the bay, berths, floating docks, its own power plant and a bomb shelter.
The extraction and processing of fish is the main branch of the economy of Petropavlovsk. Among the largest fishing and fish processing enterprises are Akros CJSC, the fishing collective farm named after. Lenin and PJSC "Okeanrybflot". In general, the industry is mainly represented by small companies that work seasonally on salmon fish. While in a number of villages on the eastern and western coasts of Kamchatka in recent years, in connection with the construction of new factories, fish processing has received a "second wind", in Petropavlovsk itself the industry has lost its former importance.

In recent years the mining industry is also gaining strength. The city has offices of mining companies engaged in the extraction of gold (Asachinskoye, Aginskoye, Rodnikovoe and other deposits), nickel (Shanuch), platinum (the deposits are located in the north of the region, in Koryakia), as well as silver.



Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is connected to the central energy hub of the isolated Kamchatka energy system. Directly in the city there are two large thermal power plants - CHPP-1 and CHPP-2, covering most of the needs of the south of the Kamchatka Territory in electricity. In 2010-2012, they were switched to gas from fields in the Sobolevsky district. In addition, the generating capacities of the central energy center include the Mutnovskaya and Verkhne-Mutnovskaya geothermal power plants with a total installed capacity of 62 MW, as well as the Tolmachevo HPP cascade, which has a total installed capacity of 45.4 MW and covers peak loads.



Fixed telephone communication in the city is provided by Rostelecom PJSC, Interkamservis LLC, six-digit city telephone numbers. There are also 4 mobile operators: MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2. Rostelecom, in addition to providing fixed and cellular telephone services, is also the largest Internet provider in the city and in the region, providing access to the global network mainly using ADSL and Metro ethernet technology. Internet services are also provided by MTS PJSC, Interkamservis LLC, MKS LLC and SKTV LLC. Internet clubs are located in the city (for example, the game club "POLYGON", SpacePK). In 2016, Rostelecom put into operation its own fiber optic line, laid from Sakhalin to Kamchatka, which made it possible to significantly increase the speed of unlimited wired Internet access (up to 100 Mbps).



Tourism begins to play one of the most important roles in the city's economy, numerous travel companies offer many routes to hot springs, volcanoes, helicopter tours to the famous Valley of Geysers and the Uzon volcano caldera, horseback riding, as well as boat trips, river rafting and fishing.

The volcanoes closest to the city, called home volcanoes, are lined up in one ridge. There are three of them: Kozelsky volcano (2189 m), Avachinskaya Sopka (2741 m) and Koryakskaya Sopka (3456 m). On the slopes of the Kozelsky volcano there are two bases - mountaineering and skiing, operating almost all year round. To climb it, as well as the neighboring Avachinsky volcano, preparation and equipment are not required, unlike Koryakskaya Sopka.

Since 2000, the annual Volcano Day holiday has been held.



Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is connected with other cities of Russia by air and sea communications.

Yelizovo airport serving the city is international: in addition to regular flights to a number of Russian cities (Moscow, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Magadan, Yakutsk, Anadyr, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, etc.), since 2012, summer flights to China (Beijing) and USA (Anchorage). There are also intraregional flights to Ozernovsky, Ust-Kamchatsk, Nikolskoye (Commander Islands), Palana, Ossora, etc.

By the summer of 2016, the Yelizovo airport was reconstructed. A new command and control tower, an emergency rescue station were put into operation, a modern lighting system and new radio equipment were installed. A new runway has been opened.

The main types of public transport in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are buses and fixed-route taxis (locally - "Mikriki"), which also connect the city with suburban villages (Avacha, Mokhovaya, Dolinovka, Nagorny, etc.), the nearest cities of Yelizovo and Vilyuchinsky and others settlements of Kamchatka. Also in the 80s there was a project on trolleybus traffic.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the second city in terms of population (after Yakutsk, but even next to it, the Nizhny Bestyakh railway station is located) in terms of population, in which there is no railway connection. There are no railways in Petropavlovsk, as well as throughout Kamchatka, but a project has been created to create a highway between Nizhniye Besti and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky - the Lena-Kamchatskaya Mainline.

Sea freight traffic
The seaport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky transships various cargoes, including fish products, roundwood and lumber, ore concentrate, grain cargo, cement in bags, containers, wheeled vehicles and equipment, salt, metals, coal, various coastal and oil cargo, etc. Imports are dominated by grain, cement and refrigerated cargo.

As the Northern Sea Route develops, it is planned that the Petropavlovsk port will become its stronghold.

Maritime passenger traffic

Sea passenger traffic that existed between Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Vladivostok in Soviet times was curtailed in the late 80s. due to unprofitability. The abandoned building of the old sea terminal in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was demolished in December 2010. In its place, it was decided to build a new building of the seaport.

As part of the federal program, at the end of 2016, the main work on the construction of a modern marina was completed. It was officially put into operation on February 16, 2017.

The new building houses a waiting room, ticket offices, left-luggage offices, an information desk and a checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation. The port also carried out work on the reconstruction of berth No. 5, which was completed at the end of May 2017. Passenger ships up to 120-140 m long can moor to its berth. Works were also carried out to improve the forecourt. From June 26, 2017, cruise ships began to call at the new seaport.

The expedition liner "Professor Khromov" was the first to moor in 25 years. The cruise liner "Silver Discoverer" became the second vessel, which was received in the modernized port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on 06/28/2017. The third cruise ship accepted in the new port was MS Bremen. The ship "Vasily Zavoyko", making regular flights between the regional center and remote regional centers of the region, also departed from the new sea terminal. At the end of 2017, the new building of the sea station in the seaport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has already received almost a thousand passengers.



Within the city there are several ski resorts: "Krasnaya Sopka", "Edelweiss", "Extreme", "Bricks", "Central". Base "Krasnaya Sopka" is located near the city center and is most popular among tourists.

There are ski-biathlon tracks with a length of 1.5 to 3.5 km, corresponding to the international IBU rules.

In the period from 2009 to 2012, in mid-April, international biathlon competitions for the prize in memory of Vitaly Fatyanov were held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, in which the strongest biathletes in the world took part.

At the Olympic level, swimming is developed, despite the fact that there is only one SDYUSSHOR in swimming. Among the students: masters and international masters of sports (Regina Sych - two-time champion of Russia). Significantly developed karate. The Kamchatka Regional Federation of Kyokushin Karate unites more than two thousand practitioners. Branches of the federation are located throughout the peninsula: in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yelizovo, Vilyuchinsk, Milkovo, Ust-Bolsheretsk, etc. Among the pupils are several masters of sports of international class. There is a large Shotokan karate school.

A new sports and recreation complex "Star" was built in the city. The administration plans to build two more such complexes in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.


Mass media

A television
Russia 1 / GTRK Kamchatka
First channel
Russia 24 / GTRK Kamchatka
41 Region
Channel Five
Russia K

radio stations
88.1 MHz - Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda (Broadcasting is planned)
88.5 MHz - Broadcast planned
88.9 MHz - Humor FM
90.3 MHz - Comedy Radio (Scheduled)
100.8 MHz - Love Radio
101.2 MHz - Radio ENERGY
101.6 MHz - DFM (Broadcast planned)
102.0 MHz - Radio Russia / GTRK Kamchatka
102.5 MHz - Radio Dacha
103.0 MHz - Our radio
103.5 MHz - Radio Beacon
103.9 MHz - Russian radio
104.5 MHz - Autoradio
105.5 MHz - Radio CB
106.0 MHz - Europe Plus
106.5 MHz - Retro FM
107.0 MHz - Vesti FM
107.9 MHz - Road radio

News agencies
IA "41"
IA "Kam 24"
IA "Kamchatka"
IA "Kaminform"
RAI "Kamchatka-Inform"

"Kamchatskaya Pravda". The first issue came out on February 28, 1918. The original name was Izvestia of the Council of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies of Petropavlovsk, then Polar Star (1923–1930), Kamchatskaya Pravda (1931–1995), New Kamchatskaya Pravda (1996–2006). The publication was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1968).
Fisherman of Kamchatka. The first issue came out on March 2, 1952. The original name "For high catches", since 1979 - "Fisherman of Kamchatka".
"Kamchatka time"
"Moscow's comsomolets"