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On November 1, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew to the Kunashir Island, the southernmost island of the Kuril Islands.

On November 1, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew to the Kunashir Island, the southernmost island of the Kuril Islands. This is Medvedev’s first visit of to the disputed area, which has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace agreement since 1945. Photo: wrecks of warships on the shore of Krabovaya Bay on Shikotan Island.

© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankOn November 1, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew to the Kunashir Island, the southernmost island of the Kuril Islands. This is Medvedev’s first visit of to the disputed area, which has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace agreement since 1945. Photo: wrecks of warships on the shore of Krabovaya Bay on Shikotan Island.
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On November 1, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew to the Kunashir Island, the southernmost island of the Kuril Islands. This is Medvedev’s first visit of to the disputed area, which has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace agreement since 1945. Photo: wrecks of warships on the shore of Krabovaya Bay on Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankThe Kuril Islands are a chain of volcanic islands between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan’s Hokkaido Island, which separate the Okhotsk Sea from the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Iturup Island
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The Kuril Islands are a chain of volcanic islands between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan’s Hokkaido Island, which separate the Okhotsk Sea from the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Iturup Island
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankThe islands consist of two parallel ranges, the Bolshaya (Major) range and the Malaya (Lesser) range. The earliest information about them was provided by Explorer Vladimir Atlasov. Photo: Malokurilskaya Bay, Shikotan Island.
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The islands consist of two parallel ranges, the Bolshaya (Major) range and the Malaya (Lesser) range. The earliest information about them was provided by Explorer Vladimir Atlasov. Photo: Malokurilskaya Bay, Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankJapan maintains a claim over four islands in the Kuril ranges - Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and Habomai. Photo: Shikotan Island, Krabozavodskoya village.
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4/11
Japan maintains a claim over four islands in the Kuril ranges - Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and Habomai. Photo: Shikotan Island, Krabozavodskoya village.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankShikotan is the biggest island on the Malaya Kuril range. It has a land mass of 182 square kilometers. Photo: Malokurilskoye village, Shikotan Island.
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Shikotan is the biggest island on the Malaya Kuril range. It has a land mass of 182 square kilometers. Photo: Malokurilskoye village, Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankThe coastal waters of the Kuril Islands are home to seals, sea otters, killer whales and sea lions. Photo: processing salmon at the Yasny plant in Kitovy village, Iturup Island.
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The coastal waters of the Kuril Islands are home to seals, sea otters, killer whales and sea lions. Photo: processing salmon at the Yasny plant in Kitovy village, Iturup Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankFish, crabs, shellfish, squid, crustaceans and laminaria are the region’s main. Photo: unloading Alaska Pollock at Krabovaya bay, Krabozavodskoye village, Shikotan Island.
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Fish, crabs, shellfish, squid, crustaceans and laminaria are the region’s main. Photo: unloading Alaska Pollock at Krabovaya bay, Krabozavodskoye village, Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankThe Kuril Islands are rich in unique mineral deposits. Photo: Spamberg Lighthouse on Cape Krab, Shikotan Island.
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The Kuril Islands are rich in unique mineral deposits. Photo: Spamberg Lighthouse on Cape Krab, Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankMany rivers and streams, some of them mineralized, flow across the Kuril Islands. The islands also have crateral and lagoonal lakes. Photo: Malokurilskoye village, Shikotan Island.
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Many rivers and streams, some of them mineralized, flow across the Kuril Islands. The islands also have crateral and lagoonal lakes. Photo: Malokurilskoye village, Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankThe Kuril state nature reserve was established in 1984. Its territory is home to 84 species included in the Russian Red Book of rare and endangered species. Photo: Shikotan Island.
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The Kuril state nature reserve was established in 1984. Its territory is home to 84 species included in the Russian Red Book of rare and endangered species. Photo: Shikotan Island.
© RIA Novosti . Sergei Krasnoukhov / Go to the photo bankOn the shore of Krabovaya Bay, Shikotan.
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On the shore of Krabovaya Bay, Shikotan.
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