two islands in the Bering Strait, between Siberia
; Big Diomede
, Russia (Russ. name Ratmanov
) & Little Diomede
, U.S.: U.S.-Russia boundary passes
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Word origin of 'Diomede Islands'
so named by Bering
, who discovered them (1728) on St. Diomede's Day (August 16)