The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



an urban-type settlement and administrative center of Iuzhno-Kuril’sk Raion, Sakhalin Oblast, RSFSR. Situated on the island of Kunashir, one of the Kuril Islands, Iuzhno-Kuril’sk lies on the Southern Kuril Strait, 548 km from Iuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It has two fish-processing combines and a vegetable and livestock sovkhoz.

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