Kuril Islands

The Kuril Islands, are a chain of islands in the , located directly to the north of and east of . Though still claimed by their former owner, Japan, the Kuriles are now thoroughly Russian, sparsely populated and poor.

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is the southernmost of the Kuril Islands in .

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German:  Kurilen Japanese:  ちしまれっとう Japanese:  チシマレットウ Japanese:  千島列島 Russian:  Kuril’skiye Ostrova Russian:  Курильские Острова Bol’shaya Kuril’skaya Chishima Rettō Chishima-rettō Kurile Islands

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