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 (dĕzh′nəf, dĕzh′nē-ôf′, dĭzh-nyôf′), Cape
A cape of extreme northeast Russia on the Bering Strait opposite Alaska. It is the easternmost point of Asia.


(Russian dɪʒˈnjɔf)
(Placename) Cape Dezhnev a cape in NE Russia at the E end of Chukchi Peninsula: the northeasternmost point of Asia. Former name: East Cape


(ˈdɛʒ nɛf, -niˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

Cape, a cape in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Bering Strait: the northeasternmost point of Asia.
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During this passage, Fedor Ushakov safely covered 2,194 nautical miles (4,063 km) from Cape Zhelaniya (the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago) to Cape Dezhnev at Chukotka, the easternmost point of Russias mainland.
Ingram's old adversary, Edward Dezhnev, is the brigade commander responsible for laying siege to a Japanese holdout garrison in Toro, a natural jumping-off place for an attack on Hokkaido.
En 1648 el investigador ruso, Semion Dezhnev, cruzo el estrecho de 4 kilometros de ancho que separa Rusia de America
In fact, on 4 August Vaygach was at Cape Dezhnev, in the narrows of Bering Strait, while her sister ship Taymyr was visiting Nome specifically to get further details of the situation at Wrangel Island.
Explorers discussed include Ermak Timofeev, Vasilii Danilovich Poiarkov, Erofei Pavlovich Khabarov, Semen Ivanovich Dezhnev, Aleksei Chirikhov, Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklukho-Maklai, Petr Petrovich Semenov-Tian-Shanskii, and Valentina Tereshkova.
There, at the narrowest point of the Bering Strait, you can look across the waters--as Hugonnier did, often through the viewfinder of a camera--and see Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost point of Asia, some forty miles and a whole hemisphere away.
He also reported a group of Steller sea lions hauled out on the pebble spit in Dezhnev Bay between Navarin Cape and Olyutorsky (sighted by the pilot, Landin, from an aircraft in 1930).