Japan has said that four islands near the Kamchatka Peninsula have been illegally occupied by Russia. The Japanese call these islands ‘the Northern Territories’ while Russia calls them ‘Kurils.’ Overview: The islands stretch north across the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s ..
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Russia has revealed its new Forest Plan, in an effort to deal with climate change. This plan highlights a changed mindset of Russia on climate change. Highlights Sakhalin Island in Russia, located north of Japan has become a testing ground ..
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean, prompting warnings of hazardous tsunami waves in the adjoining areas. About the Earthquake The earthquake was of the magnitude 7.5 and it originated at a depth of ..
The Iturup island is the largest and northernmost island in Russia’s southern Kuril Islands. The Kuril Islands are located in Northern Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka gulf. While the mainland of Russia lies to the west of the Kuril Islands, ..