Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

This is a place in the north of Sakhalin where even a Sakhalin dweller rarely comes, tourists are not even mentioned. It’s a desert island Moneron in the Japanese Sea. Quite hard-to-reach because it is a border zone, a special permission is needed for debarkation.

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Sakhalin is the world third place inhabited by sea lions. They are so interesting to watch!

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Moneron is a volcanogenic island.

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

This pier was built long ago by the Japanese. They called this island “Kaibato” which is translated as “the island of sea lions”.

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

In fact Moneron has some Japanese settlements though almost nothing has remained of them.

Only some inspectors live on the island, they are responsible for meeting visitors. They are also building a tourist centre. Their monthly salary is 3 – 5 thousand dollars.

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

The island is considered to be a national nature park and a border zone.

People come here by boat, the cost depends on how generous or greedy owners of boats are. Anyway one should have a special pass proving he is not a spy and isn’t going to sail to Japan…

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Pure water

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Border zone

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Remains of Japanese structures

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

There are a lot of birds here

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Seals

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

These creatures are rather easily frightened

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Does it resemble New Zealand?

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Elephant legs!

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Grotto

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Dark and scary inside

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Edible creatures

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Caviar inside

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]

Sakhalin is an interesting land, it does not resemble most Russian places. It’s 600 times closer to Japan than to Moscow! You’d want to come here again. And you gonna miss it once you say goodbye to this land.

Location: Moneron
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11 thoughts on “Tour to The Far Russian Desert Island [30 photos]”

  1. E.R. You lure me in with a shot of magnificent breasts, then educate me with something more beautiful. If only school was like that, I’d’ve been an “A” student.

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