Construction of new naval base of the Russian Pacific Fleet on the Kuril Islands is scheduled to start as early as this year.
The object will be based on the Matua Island, an uninhabited volcanic island near the center of the Kuril Islands chain.
This message was disseminated by RIA Novosti news agency, which cited a high-ranked source in the Defense Ministry of Russia.
According to the official, the corresponding decision was taken. We should remind you that the Defense Ministry of Russia and the Russian Geographical society sent 350-strong expedition crew on the Matua Island, which went out by 6 ships.
During the World War II, Japanese military units were deployed on the island.