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Encyclopedia > Mednyi Island

Mednyi Island (Russian Ostrov Mednyi or "Copper Island"), sometimes called in English Copper Island, is one of two islands in the Komandorski Islands east of Russia. The Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands, (in Russian, Komandorskiye Ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea. ...


The island was uninhabited until the early 20th century, when Aleuts came from Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands to Mednyi Island. The Aleuts (self-denomination: Unangax) are the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, U.S.A.. The homeland of the Aleuts includes the Aleutian Islands, the Pribilof Islands, the Shumagin Islands, and the far western part of the Alaska Peninsula. ... Attu is the westernmost island in the Near Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, making it the westernmost point of land in Alaska and the United States. ... Looking down the Aleutians from an airplane. ...


The only settlement on the island is Preobrazhenskoye. Preobrazhenskoye is a village on Mednyi Island in the Komandorski Islands east of Russia. ...


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Komandorski Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (200 words)
The Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands, (in Russian, Komandorskiye Ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea.
The islands received their name after Vitus Bering, who died there in 1741 after his ship St. Peter wrecked.
Most of the Aleuts inhabiting Bering Island came from Atka Island and those who lived on Mednyi Island came from Attu Island.
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