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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, probably Hopper, to the creature.

The teaser at the end of The Battle Of Starcourt in which we see the camp shows, as mentioned above, two Red Army soldiers marching to get a prisoner to feed to their Demogorgon.

They pause in front of one door and the lieutenant says,

"No, no. Not the American."

It was at first a mystery whether Jim Hopper was alive and indeed The American, for the American could be a random American soldier.

But when the Season Four trailer was released, it reveals that Jim Hopper is indeed alive and a prisoner of the Russian camp.


  • It may be the same Russian facility depicted in the opening of the episode Suzie, Do You Copy?, however, this is unconfirmed.
  • The Kamchatka scenes seen in the teaser for Season 4 was filmed in Vilnius, Lithuania, as confirmed by executive producer Shawn Levy in an interview.
  • 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.