The BASIC National Comprehensive Sanctuary
incorporates the following islands of Peter the Great Bay: Russkii, Popov,
Reineke, Askold, Sibiryakov, Antipenko, etc. It was created in 1956 on
9.4 thousand hectares to “protect all wild animal and bird species”.
Initially named “Islands of Peter the Great Bay”, but when its term of operation expired the decision to either eliminate or continue its existence was never taken.
Yu. BERSENEV, State Committee for Environment
Conservation of Primorye Territory.