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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Monday, May 9th, 2005
Polar Bear Patrol

Chuck Menadelook heads out on the sea ice during the 2005 Elementary Ski Meet in Diomede. Menadelook and other Diomede residents were armed and on hand during the races to assure the safety of the kids and to stop any problems of the furry kind.

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Sunday, May 8th, 2005
On the lookout for polar bears

Waylon Koutchak of Diomede is on the lookout for Polar Bears during the 2005 Elementary Ski Meet in Diomede. Looming about three miles in the distance beyond Koutchak and across the dateline is the Russian island of Big Diomede.

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