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

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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/Kuril_Islands_dispute

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

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

Feb 15, 2017 ... (CNN) Japan has lodged a formal protest against Russia's naming of five uninhabited islands in the disputed Kuril chain, north of Japan's ...

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.

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/12/15/national/politics-diplomacy/kuril-islands-strategic-chain-heart-russia-japan-dispute

Dec 15, 2016 ... MOSCOW – Known as the Northern Territories by Japan and the Southern Kurils by Russia, the string of desolate volcanic islands off Hokkaido ...

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 ...

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