Iturup

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Iturup

 

the largest of the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR). Area, 6, 725 sq km; length, 200 km; width, from 7 to 27 km. Iturup, which is in the southern part of the chain, consists of volcanic massifs and mountain ranges. The island has heights up to 1, 634 m. Its coasts are high and precipitous. Alder shrubs are located in the northeastern part of the island; copses of Kuril larch are in the central part. In the southwest, there are mixed forests with lianas. Thickets of Kuril bamboo grow in the underbrush. Erman’s birch and Japanese stone pines are found in the upper mountain belt. The city of Kuril’sk is located on Iturup.

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Earlier in the day, Medvedev arrived for a working visit on the Iturup Island, one of the four Kuril Islands.
In addition, the first Russian fishery certified by SCS, the Iturup Island pink and chum fishery, recently initiated the re-assessment process with SCS, following the lead of the US Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries, as well as lobster fisheries in Mexico and Western Australia.
Japan is concerned by the holding of Russia's Vostok-2010 military drills on Iturup Island, the largest of the disputed South Kuril Islands, Japan's Kyodo news agency said.
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