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Matua Island. What were 70 silent for years?

At the beginning of June 2017, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation together with the Russian Geographical Society began an expedition to the island of Matua. This island played a strategic role during the Second World War. The Japanese turned it into an "unsinkable aircraft carrier" - the strongest stronghold among the other islands of the Kuril Ridge. Were built powerful fortifications, long-term firing points and underground infrastructure.

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  1. Eurodav
    Eurodav 26 November 2017 18: 23
    And I remember that EBN almost passed the Kuril Islands, demon ...
    1. Juborg
      Juborg 26 November 2017 20: 08
      He is a natural EBN sorcerer!
    2. Sergey-svs
      Sergey-svs 27 November 2017 00: 13
      Quote: Evrodav
      And I remember that EBN almost passed the Kuril Islands, demon ...

      Do not so offend the evil spirits, reckoning Yeltsin to it! yes EBN was just a miserable drunk! negative
      1. Slavors Gart
        Slavors Gart 27 November 2017 11: 48
        Yetzin succeeded in what Hitler was unable to do - the destruction of the entire industry of the USSR ...., of course, he was just a miserable drunk, and we all are EBN ......
        1. krot
          krot April 24 2018 19: 08
          I wonder how difficult it will be to pass round the hills to make out?
    3. Bosch
      Bosch 27 November 2017 15: 08
      EBN passed a lot of things, but did not have time for the Kuril Islands.
  2. midshipman
    midshipman 26 November 2017 20: 11
    In the early 80s with the USSR Air Force Command (Generals Denisov V., Terkin V., Head of the Research Institute of the RN Colonel Ivanov A., Director of the Research Institute-93 Guzhva Yu.) I arrived at the Kuril Ridge. They flew around all the islands, chose the locations of the Tropic RSDN base stations. I liked the island of Matua, there were still Japanese rusty tanks. Good luck, our troops in the defense of the country. We defended her.
    And my father-in-law (the father of his wife) commanded the Marine Corps in 1945 during the liberation of these islands from the Japanese. I have the honor.
    1. Alexander Skorik
      Alexander Skorik 27 November 2017 12: 52
      My father ended the war on Kunashir, served there, met my mother and I had the good fortune of being born there.
      I watched the movie with pleasure.
  3. serge siberian
    serge siberian 27 November 2017 18: 33
    The most interesting material !!! I watched despite the late hour, with sound. With great pleasure I will see the sequel, which I hope will appear soon.
  4. ver_
    ver_ 30 November 2017 06: 38
    Quote: Evrodav
    And I remember that EBN almost passed the Kuril Islands, demon ...

    ... this is what it is - our elite-scum - without honor and conscience - one is worse than the other ..
  5. zelenii75
    zelenii75 1 December 2017 18: 30
    Yes, the sequel would be nice! As I understand it, work at the very beginning has not yet been found anything particularly interesting. Well, and the Japs, I feel, knowingly kicking the Kuril Islands with their feet!