The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
group of nine small, low islands in the southeastern part of the Barents Sea, east of Russkii Zavorot Cape. Their name comes from the Pomor’e word koshka, or sandbank. The islands separate Pechora Inlet from the Barents Sea.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.