American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of southeast Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk north of Hokkaido, Japan. Colonized by Russia and Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, it passed under Russian control in 1875.
- n. The largest island of Russia, off it's eastern coast.
“Neither does she know such words as Sakhalin, that is the island on which there was the Tsarist Russia main hard labor camp.”
“Shinzo Abe, Japan's incoming prime minister, has already called Sakhalin a symbol of cooperation between Japan and Russia, and warned that a long delay in implementing the project could hurt the relationship between Tokyo and Moscow.”
“There is a website on Sakhalin-Alaska development where a search on "Sakhalin" returns a long list of links and also one on Sakhalin which is also known as Karafuto in Japanese.”
“Sakhalin, which is one of the few remaining virgin territories to be opened under the Ten-Year Plan.”
“Russia is prepared to cooperate with Royal Dutch Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, on oil and gas projects in the Russian Far East known as Sakhalin-3 and Sakhalin-4, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.”
“At the time of the election, I pointed to Alaska's geographical west, to the natural gas field Sakhalin, which is just north of Japan and was/is being developed by Shell Oil and a few other producers.”
“But companies cannot be relied on to monitor the more indirect environmental impact of their operations, particularly as they move into increasingly sensitive regions such as Sakhalin and the Arctic.”
“In fact, for some Far East regions of Russia, such as Sakhalin and Kamchatka, the New Year began as much as seven hours earlier.”
“Wing area: 300 m² (3230 ft²) Empty weight: 72000 kg (202821 lb) Useful load: 85720 kg (188980 lb) Max takeoff weight: 210000 kg (462962 lb) Powerplant: 4× Aviadvigatel D-30 KP turbofan engines, 118 kN (26500 lbf) each Special equipment: 3 x UPAZ-1M 'Sakhalin',”
“The Sakhalin island boasts abundant wildlife, including the endangered western gray whales, which can be spotted daily during the breeding season just a few hundred meters from the coast.”
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