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  Kurile Islands
The Kurile islands, now generally written 'Kuril' islands, stretch northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka; very much as the Ryukyu islands stretch southwest from Saikaido[?] (Kyushu), Japan, to Taiwan.
The islands are renowned for their fogginess but are rich in seaweed and marine life, such as fish and otters.
The southern most Islands are claimed by both Russia and Japan, a continuing Kuril Island Conflict[?]
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 SAKHALIN.RU: Sakhalin and the Kuriles. History
On January 2, 1947, South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands were included as parts of the Sakhalin Region, and the Region was simultaneously designated as a separate territory of the Russian Federation.
The southern cape of Urup is declared the extreme possession of the Russian Empire on the Kuril Islands.
Autumn 1918 — the authority of the administration of Admiral A. Kolchak is extended to the island.
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 ipedia.com: Kuril Island conflict Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
"Habomai Islands" in Japanese 歯舞群島 or "Хабомай" in Russian.
Shikotan Island in Japanese 色丹島, or "Шикотан" in Russian.
Under Article 2c), Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Kuril Islands, and to that portion of Sakhalin and the islands adjacent to it over which Japan acquired sovereignty as a consequence of the Treaty of Portsmouth of 5 September 1905.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Shikotan
Shikotan, both in Russian (Шикотан) and Japanese (色丹島), and one of the bigger islands of the Kuril Islands, is located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia.
Although this island is a part of Russia, Japan maintains a claim to it along with the other three southermost Kuril islands (see Kuril Island conflict).
The island is formed with the volcanic rock and sandstone of Upper Cretaceous and Cenozoic periods.
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  Case Study
Soviet forces occupied Shimushu Island in the Kuriles on August 18, and on August 27, moved as far south as Urup Island, which is the southernmost point of the Kurile Islands, and then retreated.
The second point is that the Soviet inclusion of the southern half of Sakhalin Island, the Kurile Islands, and the Northern Territories into their territory reportedly could not receive recognition by international society.
Kurile islanders may be the kin of mainland Russians, bound by blood and language, but in a sense, they are also the citizens of a client state, whose wealth is extracted and sent abroad.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/ice/kurile.htm   (4016 words)

  
  Kuril Islands
The Kuril Islands (Russian: Кури́льские острова́), also known as Kurile Islands, stretch northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
The Kuril Islands were inhabited by the Ainu from time immemorial until they were expelled from the northernmost by the Russians in the 18th century.
The islands are renowned for their fogginess, but are rich in seaweed and marine life, such as fish and otters.
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 Kuril Islands at AllExperts
The Kuril Islands (Russian:Кури́льские острова́) or Kurile Islands in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region, stretch approximately 1,300 km (700 miles) northeast from Hokkaidō, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
The islands were inhabited primarily by the Ainu and were being explored and settled by the Russians and Japanese in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Kuril Islands form a volcanic island arc as a result of plate tectonics and are home to over 100 volcanoes, about 35 of which are active.
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 Kuril Islands - Wikinfo
The Kuril Islands (Russian: Кури́льские острова́), also known as Kurile Islands, stretch northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
The Kuril Islands were inhabited by the Ainu from time immemorial until they were expelled from the northernmost by the Russians in the 18th century.
The northernmost, Atlasov Island (Oyakoba to the Japanese), is an almost perfect volcanic cone rising sheer out of the sea and has led to many Japanese eulogies in haiku, wood-block prints, etc., extolling its beauty, much as they do the more well-known Fuji.
www.internet-encyclopedia.org /wiki.php?title=Kuril_Islands   (783 words)

  
 Kurile - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Kurile
Offshore is the Kuril Trench, one of the deepest ocean areas in the world, which reaches a depth of 10.5 km/6.5 mi.
Two of the Kurils (Etorofu and Kunashiri) are claimed by Japan for historical reasons; they are of strategic importance and have mineral deposits.
The Kurils were discovered in 1634 by a Russian navigator and were settled by Russians.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Kurile   (248 words)

  
 Kuril Islands information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The Kuril Islands /kʰʊˈɹɪl aɪ̯ləndz/ (Russian: Кури́льские острова́ /kuˈrʲilskiɪ əstrʌˈva/) or Kurile Islands in Russia's Sakhalin Oblast region, stretch approximately 1,300 km (700 miles) northeast from Hokkaidō, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
The Kuril Islands are known in Japanese as the Chishima Islands (Kanji: 千島列島 / Hepburn Romaji: Chishima rettō /ʧiʃĭmaret:o:/, literally, Thousand Islands Archipelago), also known as the Kuriru Islands (Kanji: クリル列島 / Hepburn Romaji: Kuriru rettō /kŭrirŭretːoː/, literally, Kuril Archipelago).
In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the Kuril Islands were explored by Danila Antsiferov, I.Kozyrevsky, Ivan Yevreinov, Fyodor Luzhin, Martin Shpanberg, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, and Vasily Golovnin.
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 Kuril Islands: sea road to the deep north, by Guy-Pierre Chomette
The islands are so shrouded in mist one might forget they were there, were they not the subject of endless disputes between Russia and Japan (1).
The Russians of the Kurils were once the darlings of the Soviet authorities as pioneers on inhospitable but strategic islands (barring the way to the Okhotsk Sea and thereby protecting Russia’s Siberian coast).
Then the Russians allowed former Japanese residents of the Kurils to visit the islands once or twice a year, for one day only, to put flowers on their family graves." It gradually became a custom and when, in 1991, the two countries decided to open the strait further, contacts were quickly made.
mondediplo.com /2001/09/06kuril   (3031 words)

  
 Definition of Kuril Island conflict
The Kuril Island conflict is a dispute between Japan and Russia over sovereignty over the southernmost Kuril Islands.
However, the Soviet Union chose not to be signatory to the San Francisco Treaty.
The whole of Etorofu shall belong to Japan; and the Kurile Islands, lying to the north of and including Uruppu, shall belong to Russia." Note that Kunashiri, Shikotan and Habomais Islands are not explicitly mentioned in the treaty.
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 Kuril Islands - Wikinfo
The Kuril Islands (Russian: Кури́льские острова́), also known as Kurile Islands, stretch northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, separating the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
The Kuril Islands were inhabited by the Ainu from time immemorial until they were expelled from the northernmost by the Russians in the 18th century.
The northernmost, Atlasov Island (Oyakoba to the Japanese), is an almost perfect volcanic cone rising sheer out of the sea and has led to many Japanese eulogies in haiku, wood-block prints, etc., extolling its beauty, much as they do the more well-known Fuji.
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