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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The officials had said residents of Etorofu Island are rejecting the delegation in protest at the newly enacted amendment to a Japanese law that declares the Russian-held islands to be an ''integral part'' of Japan.
The Russian residents of Etorofu Island decided Monday to refuse to host the Japanese delegation in protest against the newly enacted amendment to a Japanese law that declares the Russian-held islands to be an ''integral part'' of Japan.
Japan's enactment of the revised law last week has sparked a backlash from Russian islanders, leading residents on Etorofu Island, one of the four islands, to refuse to allow the entry of a delegation of former Japanese islanders, although the refusal was later retracted.
The group went to Kunashiri by taking a flight from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Monday and later plan to visit Etorofu Island, also one of the four disputed islands.
5 islands'' so as ''not to leave the territorial row as a stumbling block to bilateral ties,'' suggesting the reversion of half of Etorofu Island, the biggest of the four, and the three other islands is enough in terms of acreage.
In mid-April, the Mainichi Shimbun, a major Japanese daily, carried an interview in which he suggested that the reversion of half of Etorofu Island, the biggest of the four, and the three other islands will be enough in terms of acreage.
Aso and Lavrov reached the accord after a powerful earthquake near Etorofu Island on Wednesday triggered small tsunamis in the region.
Ivanov will visit Etorofu Island as part of a trip to the Russian Far East.
The treaty confirmed the Russo-Japanese border between Urup Island and Etorofu Island, the northernmost island of the disputed area in northern Pacific called Northern Territories by the Japanese and Southern Kurils by the Russians.
In mid-April, the Mainichi Shimbun, a major Japanese daily, carried an interview with Yachi, in which he suggested that the reversion of half of Etorofu Island, the biggest of the four, and the three other islands is enough in terms of acreage.
Kunashiri Island, Etorofu Island, the Habomai group of islets and Shikotan Island are inherently Japanese territory.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov visited Etorofu Island, one of four Russian-administered islands claimed by Japan, for inspections Thursday, local authorities said.