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Soya Strait

(Encyclopedia) Soya Strait: see La Pérouse Strait, Japan–Sakhalin island.

Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky

(Encyclopedia) Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky əlyĭksän´drəfsk-səkhəlyēn´skē, city on N Sakhalin island, Russian Far East. A port on the Tatar Strait, it has lumber and fishing industries. The city was…

La Pérouse Strait

(Encyclopedia) La Pérouse Strait lä pəro͞oz´ or Soya Straitsō´yä, channel, 25 mi (40 km) wide, separating N Hokkaido island, Japan, from S Sakhalin island, Russia, and connecting the Sea of Japan on…

Taiho

(Encyclopedia) Taiho, 1940–2013, Japanese sumo wrestler. The son of a Japanese mother and a Ukrainian father, he was born on Sakhalin Island as Ivan Boryshko; his Japanese name Koki Naya. At the end…

Amur

(Encyclopedia) Amur ämo͝or´, Chin. Heilongjiang, river, c.1,800 mi (2,900 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Shilka and Argun rivers, NE Asia, at the Russian-Chinese border; the Amur-Shilka-…

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

(Encyclopedia) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Rus. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, former republic. It was established in 1922 and dissolved in 1991. The Soviet Union was…