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Water on the Kurile island of Matua explores the expedition of the RGO and the Ministry of Defense

The expedition of the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Geographical Society (RGO), the Eastern Military District (VVO) and the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet), in particular, has already explored the sources of fresh water

Water on the Kurile island of Matua explores the expedition of the RGO and the Ministry of Defense
This was announced today a spokesman for the BBO captain 1 rank Roman Martov.

"Fresh water sources were explored. After carrying out laboratory tests, the suitability of water for domestic use will be determined. The personnel of the military-historical expedition carried out other research work according to the plan, "Martov said.

A detachment as part of the large landing ship "Admiral Nevelskoy" and the KIL-168 positioning vessel went on a voyage from Vladivostok on a course to the port of Korsakov, where the group of the local branch of the RGO joined the expedition participants. The expedition, which included about 200 people, arrived on the island 14 in May, the camp was equipped on the island, earned a field bath, medical center, bakery, canteen and sanitary-epidemiological laboratory.

Matua Island is located in the middle part of the Kuril chain. At the beginning of the war, the Japanese turned it into a powerful fortress in addition to natural fortifications, the role of which played a relief, TASS notes.

Earlier, RGO President Sergei Shoigu told reporters that the island has many fortifications, mines, grottoes, two runways that are heated by thermal springs, the road to the volcano. It is still unknown where the huge amount of equipment and ammunition prepared to repel the Soviet troops, and where two thirds of the garrison, which was located on the island, went.