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BASIC  NATIONAL  COMPREHENSIVE  SANCTUARY

    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.
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