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The border between the Russian Federation and the United States, where they meet yesterday and tomorrow: the two islands are separated by only 4 km and almost a day difference in time

There are two islands in the world, which are divided in close proximity to each other for almost a whole day. What kind of islands are these and why the time difference there is as much as 20 hours, the newspaper said. Tonkosti.

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The islands belong to Russia and the United States. These places are not very popular with tourists, and this is not very strange, because getting to the Diomede Islands, or the Gvozdev Islands, is long, inconvenient and expensive.

Sometimes you can spend more than one day on this, and there are not so many options for tourists. In addition, the Russian part of the islands is occupied by the military, who, as you know, are somewhat wary of travelers.

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The islands lie in the central part of the Bering Strait, about 35 km from Chukotka and Alaska. One of them, larger (29 sq. Km), is Russian, is considered the most eastern point of the Russian Federation and is called Ratmanov Island. Eskimos call it Imaklik - "surrounded by the sea." The one that is smaller (7,3 sq. Km) is American, the island of Kruzenstern, or Ingalik - the "opposite".

Also, the island that belongs to Russia is sometimes called the Big Diomede (as well as the island of Gvozdev), and the American one is called Small. Diomede is a saint, on the day of which Vitus Bering discovered one of the islands. And Gvozdev is one of the sailors who put the discovered islands on the map.

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And although these islands are separated by only 3 meters, the time difference there is almost a day - 750-20 hours. From March to November on the Russian side it is more by 21 hours, the rest of the time - by 20 hours. It is between them that the border of Russia and the United States passes, and at the same time the date line.

The Russian island is also called the Island of Tomorrow, and the American one is called the Island of Yesterday.

And although tourists are still indifferent to the islands, it is very attractive to criminals. This is due to the fact that there is no extradition treaty between the United States and Russia. This means that, having escaped, the criminal has a chance to never go to jail.

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