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Urup

 

an island in the southwestern Kuril Islands, between the Urup and Friz straits. Urup Island is 120 km long and has an area of 1,430 sq km. The island reaches its highest elevation—1,426 m—at Mount Vysokaia. The island has four volcanic ranges: Krishtofovich, Petr Shmidt, Shokal’skii, and Kompaneiskii. Each range is composed of several volcanoes whose bases are connected. Two of the 25 volcanoes—Trezubets and Berga—are active. On the slopes of the volcanoes there are dwarf stone pines and alder and birch elfin woodland with bamboo thickets.


Urup

 

an urban-type settlement in Urup Raion, Karachai-Cherkess Autonomous Oblast. Situated on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, Urup lies on the Urup River, a tributary of the Kuban’. The settlement is 120 km southwest of the city of Cherkessk. Industry is represented by a dressing combine for copper ore.


Urup

 

a river in the Northern Caucasus, a left tributary of the Kuban’ River. The Urup is 231 km long and drains an area of 3,220 sq km. It rises on the slopes of Mount Urup in the Greater Caucasus. In its upper course, the Urup is a mountain river; in its lower course, it flows along a plain. The river is fed by mixed sources, but primarily by rain; freshets sometimes occur as a result of heavy rain. The mean flow rate is 16.5 cu m per sec. Between December and February, the Urup freezes over intermittently. The river is used for irrigation. The city of Armavir is located near the mouth of the Urup.

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Ichthyofauna of the littoral of the Sea of Okhotsk coast of Urup Island (the Kuril Islands).
The scientists are studying islands in the central portion of the Kurils, from Urup Island in the south to Onekotan Island in the north-about 75 percent of the island chain.
April 1998 -- Hashimoto offers Yeltsin a compromise proposal that would give Russia temporary administration over the disputed islands as long as Russia agreed to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of the islands, and Russia's Urup Island. The two leaders met at the Kawana seaside resort in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo.
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).
''I myself was born in Urup Island, the fifth island from the Nemuro Peninsula, where not only Ainu but also Japanese lived,'' Akibe, 63, said.
The treaty confirmed the Russo-Japanese border between Urup Island and Etorofu Island, the northernmost island of the disputed area in northern Pacific called Northern Territories by the Japanese and Southern Kurils by the Russians.
In 1998, Japan reportedly offered a compromise proposal that would give Russia temporary administrative rights over the islands as long as Moscow agrees to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of the islands, and Russia's Urup Island.
In that year, Japan reportedly offered a compromise proposal that would give Russia temporary administrative rights over the islands as long as Russia agrees to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of them, and Russia's Urup Island.
In the April 1998 Kawana proposal, rejected by Russia, Japan offered a compromise deal that would give Russia temporary administration over the disputed islands as long as it agreed to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of the islands, and Russia's Urup Island.
The compromise proposal would allow Russia to keep temporary administration of the islands as long as Moscow agrees to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of the Russian-held islands, and Russia's Urup Island.
Japan had proposed to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of the disputed islands, and Russia's Urup Island, and allow Russia to keep temporary administration of all the islands.
Under the proposal, which Mori reiterated in the session, Russia would get temporary administration over the islands as long as Moscow agrees to draw a demarcation line between Etorofu, the northernmost of the islands, and Russia's Urup Island.