Korsakov became the first site of Russian settlement on Sakhalin with the founding of Post Muravyovsky. It was later renamed in honour of Cossack ataman Mikhail Korsakov. Later the city became part of Japan and one building from this era survives to this day. You can easily visit Korsakov from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
|Name in Russian||Корсаков|
|Status||City-municipality in the Sakhalin Region|
|Location||In the south of Sakhalin|
|Distance||40km south of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk|
|Time Zone||Vladivostok Time (Moscow +7)|
|Population||32,860 people (2014)|
|Former Names||Muravyovsky, Korsakovsky, Ōtomari|