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 federal budget has completed the design and construction of an optical fiber network that will link Sakhalin, Iturup, Kunashir and Shikotan, will make high-speed Internet available to island residents.
Ate o presente momento, o Japao ainda disputa o dominio das ilhas mais ao sul de Curilas com a Russia, reivindicando o dominio sobre as ilhas de Iturup e Kunashir, bem como as ilhas de Shikotan e Habomai.
A monstrous ocean sunfish, weighing more than 2,000 pounds, was caught over the weekend by a group of Sakhalin fishermen near Russia's Iturup island, local media reports said Thursday.
In Japan the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai are called the Northern Territories.
In the process the Soviet Union "liberated" the islands of Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and the Habomai group.
Japonya ile Rusya arasinda anlasmazlik teskil eden ve Rusya tarafindan Guney Kuril Adalari, Japonya tarafindan Kuzey Topraklari olarak adlandirilan adalar Kuril ada grubunun guneyindeki Kunasir (Japonca Kunasiri), Iturup (Japonca Etorofu), Habornai ve Sikotan'dir.
Earlier in the day, Medvedev arrived for a working visit on the Iturup Island, one of the four Kuril Islands.
La parte japonesa se negaba a firmar tal tratado exigiendo como la principal condicion que le fueran devueltas las cuatro islas del archipielago de Kuriles o sea Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan y Jabomai, que cierran la salida del mar de Okhotsk al Oceano Pacifico.
No tremors were registered in the city of Kurilsk and there was no threat of tsunami, Itar-Tass quoted the seismic station on the neighboring Island of Iturup as saying.
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.
Soon after the other land stations on Iturup Island ("Kosatka" and "Yasniy" (44)) were also closed.