Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: City of Petropavlovsk in Kamchatka

Scene-stealing Koryaksky volcano looms over Petropavlovsk, the regional capital of Kamchatka in Russia. Entrepreneurs and bureaucrats execute plans for pipelines, roads and mines-developments that build wealth but endanger salmon runs. Half  (pop.195,000) of all Kamchatkans live in Petropavlovsk, most in former Soviet “block style” housing.

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