Russia and Japan

First visa-free Japanese delegation arrives in Kurils

The first plane this year with a Japanese delegation on board landed at the Mendeleyevo airport as part of visa-free flights from Japan to the Kuril Islands, airport's director Sergei Gorbatovsky said, Sputnik reported. …

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Putin and Abe discuss peace treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he discussed the peace treaty issue and the joint activity on the southern Kuril Islands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, TASS reports. "Of course, [during the talks with Abe] …

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Japanese jets deployed in response to Russian bombers

Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled today. Japanese defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards …

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