RUSSIAN CLIMBERS MAY ASCEND EURASIA'S HIGHEST ACTIVE VOLCANO

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, May 9 (RIA Novosti) - Three Russian mountain climbers have set out to Kamchatka, where they will try to ascend Eurasia's highest active volcano, the Klyuchevsky. They are expected back home on May 25.

The height of the Klyuchevsky volcano is 4,835 meters. It reawakened with violent eruptions in 1978 through 1993. In August 2003 through March 2004, ash and gas erupted sporadically out of its crater.

Eruptions have stopped by now, but the volcano's seismic and fumarole activity is still high, with frequent earthquakes registered and with steam clouds ejected 500 meters above the crater.

Two tourists were killed in separate accidents on the Klyuchevsky volcano's slopes last year, one from the Czech Republic and the other from the Siberian city of Irkutsk.

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