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gentianroot
08-07-2004, 02:11
Has anyone ever travelled to the Kuril Islands or knows how to obtain a visa to the area? Would be very thankful...

SVL
08-07-2004, 14:22
Visa? Kuril Islands is a part of Russia and will always be a part of Russia no matter what Japanese say. So, if you have russian visa, you can travel to Kuril Islands.

gentianroot
09-07-2004, 02:37
SVL:

Yes, it is part of Russia, but you need special permission to go to the islands. Whether we call it a visa or a "special document", one still needs to obtain permission.