The Ross Dependency, also known as the Ross Territory (Russian: Территория Росса, Tyerritoriya Rossa), is a territory of New Zealand located in Antarctica. The territory comprises of several islands off the coast of Bellinsgauzenia in the Ross Sea. These islands were originally claimed by the Russian Empire, but became occupied by British troops following the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917. The islands were transferred to the Realm of New Zealand in 1933. While no longer active in regards to foreign policy, Bellinsgauzenia continues to formally claim the islands as "lost territory." In part for loosening their claims, New Zealand has allowed Bellinsgauzenian business operations on the islands.