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The Kamchatka Peninsula is a Soviet peninsula located in Russia, across the Bering Strait from Alaska and within Siberia on the Pacific Coast. The region is also prone to snowfall due to being part of the wider Russian Far East.

The location was home to a prison camp for the Red Army.



In 1985, the soldiers of the Red Army stationed at the camp fed a political prisoner to a Demogorgon from another dimension, although they withheld from sacrificing an American prisoner to the creature.


After the Russians captured Jim Hopper following the explosion of the Key in Hawkins, they forced him to work on a railway bridge for them in Kamchatka.


  • It may be the same Russian facility depicted in the opening of the episode Suzie, Do You Copy?, however, this is unconfirmed.
  • Fans have speculated that the American prisoner seen at the mid-credits scene of the finale of Season 3 was Jim Hopper, as he was referred to as ’the American’ throughout the season by the Russians. Following the release of a teaser of Season 4, the speculation has proved to be true.
  • The Kamchatka scenes in Season 4 will be filmed in Vilnius, Lithuania. This was confirmed by executive producer Shawn Levy in an interview.

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