Shumshu

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shumshu

 

an island in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, situated between the Kamchatka Peninsula and Paramushir Island, separating the First and Second Kuril Straits. The maximum elevation is 189 m. The island has thickets of dwarf alder and cedar, as well as oceanic meadows.

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