The large but sparsely populated Tuamotu archipelago in two rows is located in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Technically, this is about seventy coral atolls and four volcanic islands.
There is a lot of sand, coconut trees and pearl farms. And everything else – reefs, water and nature, almost untouched by man.
There were Russians
Russian people have long learned about the islands in the style of Robinson Crusoe. They explored the archipelago at the beginning of the nineteenth century, as a result of unofficially these pieces of land are called the Islands of Russians. And the names of Bellingshausen, Lazarev, Kruzenshtern, Barclay de Tolly and Kutuzov were assigned to individual atolls. Continue reading