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The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands

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  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
  • The Breathtaking Landscape of Russia's Mysterious Kuril Islands
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The appeal of these incredible islands is partly due to their geographical isolation, harsh climate and active volcanoes.

The Kuril Islands are among the most beautiful places in the Russian Far East, stretching between the Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan’s northernmost Island, Hokkaido. The islands form a volcanic archipelago which consists of 22 main islands and 30 smaller islets.

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volcanic island, nature, Russia, Kuril Islands