Diomede Islands

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Di·o·mede Islands

Two rocky islands in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia. Little Diomede belongs to the United States; Big Diomede, to Russia.

Diomede Islands

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(Placename) two small islands in the Bering Strait, separated by the international date line and by the boundary line between the US and Russia

Di′o•mede Is′lands

(ˈdaɪ əˌmid)
two islands in the Bering Strait, one belonging to the Russian Federation (Big Diomede), ab. 15 sq. mi. (39 sq. km), and one belonging to the U.S. (Little Diomede), ab. 4 sq. mi. (10 sq. km): separated by the International Date Line.
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10 DIOMEDE ISLANDS, RUSSIA/ AMERICA These two islands in the Bering Straits are where the Russian bear practically rubs noses with the American eagle, and where yesterday is just a stone's throw away.
The author relates the story of relations between Alaska and the Russian Far East during the final years of the Soviet Union and the citizen diplomats who cooperated in efforts like reuniting Native peoples in Alaska and Russia who had been separated by the Cold War, a musical tour, joint ventures, helping trapped whales, a swim between the Diomede Islands, the Bering Bridge Expedition, defection, trade missions, flights to the Soviet Union, cultural and educational exchange, and AlaskaAaAaAeAaAa American Russian Center.
The first designs were drawn for a bridge across the Bering Strait, using the Diomede Islands as midway points.
Most whales are believed to pass west of the Diomede Islands as they head north through the Bering Strait (Braham et al.
he proposed tunnel would pass underneath the Big Diomede and Little Diomede islands and straddle the international dateline to link East and the West, The Daily Mail reports.
waters, requiring the captain to keep the 43,524-ton vessel on the Russian side, even at the Strait's narrowest point -- a two-mile-wide passage separating Little Diomede and Big Diomede Islands.
The 1995 journey started at the Diomede Islands, between Alaska and Russia, but Palin was unable to set foot on them.
It is tantalizing, that small stretch of water between Uelen, Siberia, and Wales, Alaska, with the two Diomede Islands between them, all seemingly just waiting to be connected.
It's a little village, about 39 kilometres from the Diomede Islands and 90 kilometres from Russia.
The arches, with a common footing on the Diomede Islands in the center of the strait, apparently fail only when ice flux switches northward.
2] island is one of the two Diomede islands in the center of the Bering Strait, both of which are uplifted marine terraces composed of late Cretaceous hornblende granites (Gualtieri and Brigham-Grette, 2001).
In 1728, Vitus Bering became the first Westerner to make contact with area Natives when he discovered the Diomede Islands off Alaska's west coast.