Diomede IslandsDi·o·mede Islands
two islands in the Bering Strait, between Siberia & Alaska; Big Diomede, Russia (Russ. name Ratmanov) & Little Diomede, U.S.: U.S.-Russia boundary passes between them
Origin of Diomede Islandsso named by Vitus Bering, who discovered them (1728) on St. Diomede's Day (August 16)
Two rocky islands in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia. Little Diomede belongs to the United States; Big Diomede, to Russia.