The Distant Shikotan: A Tour of Russia’s Far Eastern Border Island

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Shikotan is the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain – a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean which is part of Russia’s Kuril Islands.

With a population of about 2,800, the island also serves as base for a detachment of Russian border guards keeping watch over the country’s eastern reaches.

While Tokyo keeps insisting that the island belongs to Japan, Shikotan, like the rest of the Kuril Islands, remains a sovereign territory of Russia.

© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankAn IS-2 main battle tank seen in the vicinity of Krabzavodskoye settlement on Shikotan island.
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An IS-2 main battle tank seen in the vicinity of Krabzavodskoye settlement on Shikotan island.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrej Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrej Shapran / Go to the photo bankA dead tree seen on the island of Shikotan.
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A dead tree seen on the island of Shikotan.
© Sputnik / Andrej Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe Shpanberg Lighthouse, located on Cape Crab of the Shikotan island.
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The Shpanberg Lighthouse, located on Cape Crab of the Shikotan island.
© Sputnik / Andrej Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrej Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankA border guards settlement located on the shores of Malokurilskaya cove of Shikotan island.
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A border guards settlement located on the shores of Malokurilskaya cove of Shikotan island.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
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The view of Shikotan, the largest island of the Lesser Kuril Chain.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankFishing vessels moored at Krabovaya cove, Shikotan island.
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Fishing vessels moored at Krabovaya cove, Shikotan island.
© Sputnik / Andrei Shapran / Go to the photo bankThe Shpanberg Lighthouse, located on Cape Crab of the Shikotan island.
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The Shpanberg Lighthouse, located on Cape Crab of the Shikotan island.
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