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Kurile Islands
[koor-il, koo-reel]
PLURAL NOUN
1.
a chain of small islands off the NE coast of Asia, extending from N Japan to the S tip of Kamchatka: renounced by Japan in 1945; under Russian administration.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands

The Kuril Islands or Kurile Islands (/ˈkʊərɪl/, /ˈkjʊərɪl/, or /kjʊˈriːl/; Russian: Кури́льские острова́, tr. Kurilskiye ostrova; IPA: [kʊˈrʲilʲskʲɪjə ɐstrɐˈva]; ...

www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/asia/japan-protests-russia-kuril-islands/index.html

Feb 15, 2017 ... Japan has lodged a formal protest against Russia's naming last Saturday of five uninhabited islands in the Kuril chain.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuril_Islands_dispute

The Kuril Islands dispute also known as the Northern Territories dispute is a ...

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-11664434

The BBC looks at the background to the dispute between Russia and Japan over four Pacific Ocean islands.

wikitravel.org/en/Kuril_Islands

The Kuril Islands (Russian: Кури́лы, koo-REE-lyh; Japanese: Chishima Islands, 千島列島, Chishima Rettō), are a chain of islands in the Russian Far East, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Kuril_Islands

The Invasion of the Kuril Islands was the World War II Soviet military operation ...

www.pravdareport.com/russia/politics/28-04-2017/137622-russia_japan_kurils-0

Apr 28, 2017 ... The most painful issue in bilateral relations between Russia and Japan has been resolved. The Kuril Islands will remain Russian territory.

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/12/kurils-difficult-life-disputed-islands-161215105806870.html

Dec 15, 2016 ... According to the "Social and economic development of the Kuril Islands ( Sakhalin region) 2016-2025", priority is given to the development of a ...