(Encyclopedia) Soya Strait: see La Prouse Strait, Japan?Sakhalin island. (Encyclopedia) Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky ?ly?ksndr?fsk-s?kh?ly?nsk?, city on N Sakhalin island, Russian Far East. A port on the Tatar Strait, it has lumber and fishing industries. The city was? (Encyclopedia) La Prouse Strait l p?ro?oz or Soya Straits?y, channel, 25 mi (40 km) wide, separating N Hokkaido island, Japan, from S Sakhalin island, Russia, and connecting the Sea of Japan on? (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? (Encyclopedia) Amur mo?or, 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-? (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?