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Tokyo Middlemen Serve Washington’s Interests Negotiating with Russia
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Tokyo Middlemen Serve Washington’s Interests Negotiating with Russia
January 30, 2019

It looks like Japan is specifically targeting only the former territory that is controlled by their occupier’s boogeyman. This selective outrage is evidence to the weakness of Tokyo as a sovereign actor.

Missile Deployment to Kuril Islands: Russia Strengthens Coastal Defenses
December 6, 2016

Russia has deployed the Bastion and Bal coastal defense missile systems on the Kuril Islands. On November 22, the Russian Pacific Fleet's Boyevaya Vakhta (Combat Watch) newspaper reported that the systems installed on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir have entered into service, ensuring effective protection from landing operations and carrier-based aircraft strikes…

Missile Deployment to Kuril Islands: Russia Strengthens Coastal Defenses
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Japan’s Leader Visits Russia Breaking Ranks with US
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Japan’s Leader Visits Russia Breaking Ranks with US
May 13, 2016

On May, 6, President Vladimir Putin met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The leaders discussed the ways to bolster bilateral ties and resolve the decades-long territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands…

It Was Far East Where Red Army Saw Final Days of WWII
August 26, 2015

The Japan’s Foreign Ministry never had a dull moment during the last weekend. It was the headache of its own making. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Iturup, one of the Kuril Islands, on August 22 as part of his trip to the Far East…

It Was Far East Where Red Army Saw Final Days of WWII
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The Kuril islands: in memory of victims of Japanese barbarian policy
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The Kuril islands: in memory of victims of Japanese barbarian policy
March 4, 2011

Trying to distort the results of WW II, revenge seekers in Japan hope that people's memory will fail them. A series of court hearings took place in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk between the 25th -31st of December, 1949, to try twelve members of the Japanese Kwantung Army as war criminals for manufacturing and using biological weapons in 1938-1945 in China… Half a century has passed, and having abandoned all commitments it took at the Crimea Conference and documented in a three-party deal on the Far East issues (from February 11, 1945), as well as in other landmark documents signed followingthe end of WW II, the US decided to support Japan in its territorial claims to Russia…