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  Russia - MSN Encarta
From west to east the maximum extent is almost 10,000 km (6,200 mi) from the Kaliningrad exclave on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea to Ratmanov (also known as Big Diomede) Island in the Bering Strait that separates eastern Siberian Russia from Alaska.
The principal island possessions of Russia lie in Arctic and Pacific waters.
In the Pacific Ocean are the Kuril Islands, which extend in an arc south-west from the southern tip of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula to Japan, and the large island of Sakhalin, which separates the seas of Okhotsk and Japan.
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 Alaska Real Estate License Professor Online Study Guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Alaska is a rugged, wild, beautiful land of majestic mountains and deep, high-walled fjords; of slow-moving glaciers and still-active volcanoes; of dense, coniferous forests and desolate, treeless islands; of hot springs and icy streams.
Between the islands and the mainland is part of the Inside Passage, a deep natural waterway used by vessels traveling along the coast.
The Aleutian Islands, or Aleutians, are an extension of the Aleutian Range and divide the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean.
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 Russia encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Russia politics and officials, Russian History. Travel to Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Diomede Islands (Острова Диомида, Ostrova Diomida), consisting of the western island Big Diomede or Imaqliq, also known as Ratmanov Island, and the eastern island Little Diomede or Inaliq, are two rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia.
Big Diomede Island is Russia's easternmost point, while Alaska's Aleutian Islands are the furthest-west point of the U.S. 50 States.
The Diomede Islands are often mentioned as likely intermediate stops for a bridge or tunnel spanning the Bering Strait.
www.russiaiworld.com /wiki-Diomede_Islands   (346 words)

The principal island possessions of Russia lie in the Arctic and Pacific oceans.
The other Arctic islands, from west to east, include the two islands that constitute Novaya Zemlya, Vaygach Island, the group of islands called Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands, and Wrangel Island.
In the Pacific Ocean are the Kuril Islands, which extend in an arc southwest from the southern extremity of the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka to Japan, and are the subject of a long-running dispute with Japan over ownership and fishing rights.
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