This is one of the Kuril islands, the ones that were once Japanese. These were heavily used by the army as they are almost on the border and public access was very restricted previously. However nowadays there are agencies organizing tours to these places so the photographer took one such tour and here are the photos of the location, which was once upon a time closed to tourists.
Beautiful, untouched for years, nature, foggy atmosphere, remains of German and Japanese military hardware – this is what you are going to see in the photos inside.
That’s a sat map of the island. Basically, as the author says, it was mainly used as a support airfield for Japanese army in order to prevent American attacks that could come from the North (thru Aleutian islands).
Lots of fuel barrels are still on the island. As you can see, these are of German origin, as Japan and Nazi Germany were allies, it seems like Germans supplied the island with fuel.
The sign in Russian says that the airfield of this airport was heated by the underground hot springs that are abundant on the island.
Like there were special pipes under the surface of the airfield which were heating it.
To protect the island from invasions.
Nature stays untouched there. the author says that the island has no docking facility for the boats to dock so probably the only way to get here is by plane or helicopter.