Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Can You See Russia From Alaska?

The answer is yes. This picture proves it. Reflected in my goggles is the island of Big Diomede in Russian territory, across the Bering Strait and the international date line, and located about 25 miles from the Russian Siberian mainland. It’s about two miles away from where I stand, near the Alaskan island of Little Diomede. This is definitely one of the coolest and most remote places I have been in Alaska. During the winter, when the sea ice covers the Bering Strait, one can actually walk across the international date line and into the future. However, one cannot see mainland Russia from mainland Alaska. (Click here to get an exact my exact location below the caption).


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