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Russian firms to build underwater cable to Sakhalin Island

MTS announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with VimpelCom, MegaFon and Rostelecom jointly to lay and operate an submarine fibre-optic cable joining the Russian Far East with Sakhalin Island.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Sakhalin Koreans: pain of separation continues

Lee Su-jin must now abandon any hope he had managed to cling to, as the end of the 18th National Assembly on Tuesday took with his chances of reuniting his family. The session ended without the passing of a bill that would have provided settlement aid to ethnic Koreans on Russia's Sakhalin Island.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Snowstorm hits Sakhalin Island

A heavy snowstorm hit Sakhalin on Wednesday, paralyzing traffic on the Russian Far Eastern island, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

675 rescued from ice floe off Sakhalin Island

More than 600 anglers stranded on an ice floe in the Russian far east have been rescued. The operation to airlift them off the ice involved 48 people, two helicopters and 11 ships, the emergencies ministry said.

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Sakhalin Koreans: stateless under Soviet Union

In 1945, the Soviet Union took over the southern half of the large island of Sakhalin, hitherto a possession of Imperial Japan. Some 310,000 people lived in the south at the time. When the Soviets came, they immediately expelled all ethnic Japanese residents (some 280,000), but forbade ethnic Koreans from leaving.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

1600 Graves of Koreans Mobilized into Forced Labor in Sakhalin Found

About 16-hundred graves of Koreans forced into labor by Japan during their colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula have been discovered in Sakhalin, Russia. The Commission on Verification and Support for the Victims of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Colonialism in Korea says it conducted a field survey on a Sakhalin cemetery through July and August [...]

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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