Photo by Opik Ahkinga - Little Diomede is the smaller of the two Diomede Islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between the Alaska mainland & the Russian Far East. Russia behind the International Date Line is less than 2.4 miles (3.9 km) away. The populated area of Diomede lies on the west side of Little Diomede and is the only settlement on the island. The population was 115 at the 2010 census.

Photo by Opik Ahkinga - Little Diomede is the smaller of the two Diomede Islands…

The Diomede Islands are located in Russia and Alaska. Only 2 miles apart. Big Diomede Island is in Russia and the small Diomede Island is in Alaska.

Little Diomede Island (USA) and Big Diomede Island or Ratmanov Island (Russia) in the Bering Sea and separated by the international date ine.

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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.

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.

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 a pair of rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia.

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.

Diomede Islands - The big Diomede Island belongs to Russia and the small Diomede Island belongs to Alaska.

Tomorrow Island and Yesterday Isle (Diomede Islands on either side of the date line)

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.

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