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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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.
Earlier in the day, Medvedev arrived for a working visit on the Iturup Island, one of the four Kuril Islands.
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.
Only a few Steller sea lion sites were missed (Shumshu/Vladimir Cliff, three sites at Urup Island, Rikord Cape on Iturup Island, and the easternmost reef of Shishki Island).
Arctic Structures LLC of Anchorage built this new 44,000-square-foot school in Kurilsk, on Iturup Island in the Kurile Islands of the Russian Far East.
The remarkable deposit of rhenium sulfide found in fumarolic deposits at the Kudriavy Volcano, Iturup Island (between Kamchatka and Japan), which caused much excitement as the first rhenium-dominant mineral known, is reported to have been vaporized following a rise in temperature of the site