Monday, February 18, 2013

Cape Velikan on Sakhalin Island Russia

Sakhalin is a large Russian island in the North Pacific. It is famous for its serenity, beauty and unique wildlife. The island also has large energy resources.

In the 19th century Sakhalin Island was the place of exile for prisoners sentenced to “katorga” (penal colony for hard labor). Sakhalin has been claimed by both Russia and Japan over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. This has led to bitter disputes between the two countries over control of the island.

Russian Kremlins - Novgorod Kremlin


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