The one place I really want to visit. Bering Strait, Little Diomede (US) and Big Diomede (RU), 2 km and 24h apart

The one place I really want to visit. Bering Strait, Little Diomede (US) and Big Diomede (RU), 2 km and 24h apart

Big Diomede and Little Diomede Island - Wiki

Big Diomede and Little Diomede Island - Wiki

The Diomede Islands – just 2.5 miles apart – are on either side of the USA-Russia border. The Big Diomede Island is a part of Russia while the little one is a part of the American state of Alaska. The most interesting part is that the border coincides with the International Date Line, so when Americans look across to the neighbouring island, they’re not only looking into another country, they’re looking into tomorrow.

The Diomede Islands – just 2.5 miles apart – are on either side of the USA-Russia border. The Big Diomede Island is a part of Russia while the little one is a part of the American state of Alaska. The most interesting part is that the border coincides with the International Date Line, so when Americans look across to the neighbouring island, they’re not only looking into another country, they’re looking into tomorrow.

Map of Big Diomede Island and Little Diomede Island

Map of Big Diomede Island and Little Diomede Island

Little Diomede Island (US, left) and Big Diomede Island (Russia, right).

Little Diomede Island (US, left) and Big Diomede Island (Russia, right).

Diomede 32 3/4" Wide Clear Crystal LED Island Chandelier

Diomede 32 3/4" Wide Clear Crystal LED Island Chandelier

(Wikimedia Commons) Strangest Border Crossings Around The World: US to Russia (Diomede Islands) (Intrepid travellers who have visited the Diomede Islands claim  they have seen into the future by looking across from little Diomede to big Diomede, two islands - one owned by the US and the other by Russia, which crosses the international dateline meaning that the larger of the two is a full day ahead of the other.)

(Wikimedia Commons) Strangest Border Crossings Around The World: US to Russia (Diomede Islands) (Intrepid travellers who have visited the Diomede Islands claim they have seen into the future by looking across from little Diomede to big Diomede, two islands - one owned by the US and the other by Russia, which crosses the international dateline meaning that the larger of the two is a full day ahead of the other.)

Little Diomede and Big Diomede islands....where the USA and Russia meet  along the International Date Line.

Little Diomede and Big Diomede islands....where the USA and Russia meet along the International Date Line.

The Diomede Islands are 4 kms (2.4-ish miles) apart in the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia. The Big Diomede is in Russia and Little D belongs to Alaska.

The Diomede Islands are 4 kms (2.4-ish miles) apart in the middle of the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia. The Big Diomede is in Russia and Little D belongs to Alaska.

The Diomede Islands are a pair of islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait. They are separated by the International Date line which also marks the international border between Russia and the United States. amusingplanet.com

The Diomede Islands are a pair of islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait. They are separated by the International Date line which also marks the international border between Russia and the United States. amusingplanet.com

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