Friday, November 18, 2011

Okha | Oxa, The Oil Town from Sakhaling, Russia

Okha is a city and important oil hub on the northern tip of Sakhalin island in the Russian Far East.

Sakhalin, formerly known as Karafuto to the Japanese, is a large and very sparsely populated island which was the center of a long power struggle between Russia/USSR and Japan for control of its large oil and gas resources.

(picture on the right) A lighthouse on the northernmost point of Sakhalin: Cape of Elisabeth on Schmidt Peninsula.

(bottom) From Sixth Definitives series - Russian Kremlins - Nizhniy Novgorod Kremlin


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