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see SakhalinSakhalin
, formerly Saghalien
, island (c.29,500 sq mi/76,400 sq km), off the coast of Asian Russia, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan; separated from the Russian mainland on the west by the Tatar Strait and from Hokkaido, the northernmost island of
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, Saghalien
an island in the Sea of Okhotsk, off the SE coast of Russia north of Japan: fishing, forestry, and mineral resources (coal and petroleum). Capital: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Pop.: 546 500 (2002). Area: 76 000 sq. km (29 300 sq. miles)
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(15.) Saghalien (Sakhalin) was over-run by the Japanese on 7 July 1905.
The captain of the Saghalien, on which the narrator booked passage, had exemplified this trend toward dispassionate, distant killing.