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Type98 found on excavations on Shumshu island


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The Russian invasion of southern Sakhalin was quick and marginally important. It certainly deserved systematic archaeological investigation, but this video shows pot-hunting rather than "recovery". It also looks like they were finding both Japanese and Russian stuff. This is site destruction and should NOT be encouraged. I also recognize that this was over in the Kuriles and VERY late.


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Nope, you are wrong guys. This is a dual Russian/Japanese team that has been searching the island since 2014, looking mainly for deceased soldiers. They then arrange for them to be id'd and repatriated.
This isn't just one of the usual artifact digs. These guys are mainly searching for lost soldiers. They document everything intensively.
I follow another guy in Russia who digs for artifacts and when remains are found, they are dealt with properly and respectfully.

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