New Siberian Islands
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group of islands of Russia, in the Arctic Ocean, between the Laptev & East Siberian seas: c. 11,000 sq mi (28,490 sq km)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An archipelago of northeast Russia in the Arctic Ocean between the Laptev and East Siberian seas. Discovered in the 1770s, they are used for meteorological and other scientific stations.