the Kuril Islands

Shoigu explains Russian troops#039 deployment to Kuril Island

Shoigu explains Russian troops' deployment to Kuril Island

The deployment of a Russian division on the Kuril Islands is meant only to protect Russia, the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a press conference in Tokyo. "This division was under formation for the …

Russia alleges NATO plane involved in near miss with passenger aircraft

Russia alleges NATO plane involved in near miss with passenger aircraft

A Russian passenger plane flying off the country’s far east coast nearly collided with an unknown aircraft overnight, according to reports. Now, a source in Russia's security services alleges that the unknown plane was a NATO military …

Russia-Japan: Business on islands

Russia-Japan: Business on islands

Moscow and Tokyo have agreed on joint economic activities on disputed territories

Putin: it#039s time to stop historical ping-pong about fate of South Kurils

Putin: it's time to stop "historical ping-pong" about fate of South Kurils

Russian President Vladimir Putin urges to stop "historical ping-pong" about the fate of the Kuril islands at a press conference after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. …

Japans says deals with Russia would be a ‘win-win#039

Japans says deals with Russia would be a ‘win-win'

Officials believe economic ties could form progress in a long-running territorial dispute.

Japan, Russia to ease visa rules, push tourism under cooperation plan

Japan, Russia to ease visa rules, push tourism under cooperation plan

Japan hopes to use cooperation plan as leverage in pushing forward stalled territorial negotiations

Japan creates ministerial role for economic ties with Russia

Japan creates ministerial role for economic ties with Russia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to appoint Hiroshige Seko to new ministerial role overseeing Japan's anticipated economic cooperation with Russia

Russia-Japan: whether progress can be made in the negotiations on the islands?

Russia-Japan: whether progress can be made in the negotiations on the islands?

Tokyo shows willingness to work with Russia on the economic issues, while keeping the sanctions

Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe agree to a new way to solve the issue of the Kuril Islands, media reports

Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe agree to a new way to solve the issue of the Kuril Islands, media reports

The Kremlin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of the Kuril Islands was discussed in a positive way at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Japanese Prime Minister …

Putin and Abe to discuss Kurils

Putin and Abe to discuss Kurils

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he will discuss the issue of the Kuril Islands at the meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that the talks will be "direct and …

Russia intends to attract Japanese business to Kuril Islands

Russia intends to attract Japanese business to Kuril Islands

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich stated that Moscow is ready to offer Japanese investors majority stakes in large projects on oil and gas extraction. The Deputy Prime Minister also noted that Russia is …

Moscow-Tokyo: political dialogue has slowed down, but economic cooperation is continuing

Moscow-Tokyo: political dialogue has slowed down, but economic cooperation is continuing

 2013 Agreements continue to bear fruit

70 years of Japan#039s surrender

70 years of Japan's surrender

What provided legal confirmation of the Kuril Islands as part of the USSR after the war