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Military Exercises Near The Coast Of the Kuril Islands Caused A Diplomatic Row
The military exercises with the participation of the Pacific Fleet, Air Landing Troops and military aircrafts that started near the coast of the Kuril Islands on Tuesday caused a diplomatic row. Japan protested, considering large-scale military maneuvers in the area of the disputed territory to be unacceptable.
Sakhalin for Those Who Have Little Time
Sakhalin is not only a disputed territory but a unique island region, with beautiful nature, unhacked history and a few amusing museums. The region is getting more open now. Recently tourists from Japan have been coming by ferry, staying for 72 hours visa-free and seeing sights of the region. Hopefully this is only the beginning, and this opportunity will be available not only for the Japanese. Anyway, Sahkalin is a place where you find traces of Russian Classic literature, many birds and sea mammals, one art museum with a good collection, and a very old oil derrick.
Russian Tourist Destinations: The Kuril Islands - Japanese Russia or Russian Japan?
Many Kuril citizens know what the roads were like when the islands were populated by Japanese. It is said that if a Japanese man carted and noticed a pit on the road, he stopped and didnt go on his trip unless he evened the pit, unlike Russians.


Ancient Ceramics of Unknown Culture Found in Kuril Islands
Archeologists of the Sakhalin Museum of Local Lore Three have found ancient sites in their current expedition to Iturup (the southern Kuril Islands).
No Transport Problems In the Kurils
The problem of the transport blockade of Kuril Islands is finally resolved.
A Kuril Island Named After Sergei Kapitsa
A research expedition of Russian scientists to a group of unnamed islets of Shikotan Island of Kuril Islands has culminated in giving of them the name of an outstanding Russian scientist Sergei Kapitsa who had recently passed away.
Russia to Explore the Kuril Islands Together with Japan
Russia suggests exploring and developing oil and gas deposits of the Kuril islands together with Japan, Russian authorities say.

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