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.
United States (Right) and Russian (Left). Diomede Islands are located on both sides of the border between Russia and the United States. Despite the fact that the Russian island is only km from American, he is ahead of him on the 21 hour time.
The Bering Strait separates the Seward Peninsula of Alaska to the east and Chukotskiy Poluostrov of Siberia to the west. The boundary between the US and Russia lies between the Big and Little Diomede Islands, visible in the middle of the photo here.
The icy coast of Alaska's Little Diomede Island reflects the cool lavender light of the Arctic sun. Big and Little Diomede Island are just two miles (three kilometers) apart but are owned by different countries: Russia and the United States, respectively.