To our friends who are on Russia's Sakhalin Island, today has been a difficult day. A severe snowstorm is under way which has also brought winds in excess of 125 km./hr.
When we were in Russia's Far East, some of our party left for Sakhalin Island, and then returned to Primorskiy Krai with us. Sakhalin is North of Japan, and East of Primorskiy Krai which is the Maritime Province in which the city of Vladivostok, the seat of the Russian submariner fleet is located.
The Kamchatka Peninsula, just Northeast of Sakhalin had some rather significant 6.9 earthquakes this week and so I am sure this is a stressful time.
I have fond memories of Vladivostok and the Russian people during our month long Winter visit.
Stay safe. Don't let your teeth crack in the cold, or the tears freeze on your cheeks ! This is cold and difficult, even for Far Eastern Russia !
|Does everyone see how close a proximity Far Eastern Russia has to Alaska ? This is one of the reasons that some Alaskans fear a Russian military invasion for the purpose of obtaining additional oil.|
This is video from today's storm:
UPDATE: Please see our post from December, 18, 2011 concerning Sakhalin Island, Russia at: