The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
strait between Vrangel’ Island and the coast of Asia. Long Strait joins the East Siberian and Chukchi seas; at its narrowest point it is 125 km wide. Most of the year it is covered with ice. It was named in honor of the American navigator T. Long.
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