Resource-rich Sea of Okhotsk all Russian, UN confirms

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    The Sea of Okhotsk is Russia’s property now. The UN Commission has recognized the Sea of Okhotsk enclave stretching for 52,000 square kilometres part of the Russian continental shelf. It is a final decision, and it will never be reconsidered. And of course, it is a historic decision, which will help this country to uphold its right to the expansion of the continental shelf in the Arctic, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi said.
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    How is this recognition of Sea of Okhotsk as Russian continental shelf significant? Japan has always been opposed to Russian claims for this Okhotsk enclave. Apart from Okhotsk being a Far East bonanza of plentiful precious minerals and natural resources, it borders Japan who's in dispute with Russia over South Kurils.

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    Historically Japan held Kurils and Southern Sakhalin prior to WW2.
     
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