Kuril Islands

Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest

Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest

 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev landed Saturday in the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the northwest Pacific archipelago in a long-running dispute. 

Aug 22, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

Russia probes reports of soldiers starving

The Russian military has launched a probe into media reports that soldiers and officers based on the Kuril islands in the country`s far east were left to starve after being given rotten food.

Feb 06, 2013, 17:51 PM IST

Russia’s Putin to receive Akita puppy from Japan

The three-month Akita dog was given by Akita prefecture to show gratitude for Russia`s help after earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in 2011.

Jul 28, 2012, 17:26 PM IST

Russia, Japan crisis talks end in failure

Russia and Japan held crisis talks over four Pacific islands.

Feb 12, 2011, 13:49 PM IST

Russia, Japan to hold islands crisis talks

Kuril Islands has 19,000 inhabitants and has no key industry besides fishing.

Feb 11, 2011, 11:54 AM IST

Japan FM slams Russian stance on disputed islands

Japan stands by its claim to the islands in the southern Kuril chain.

Feb 10, 2011, 13:14 PM IST

Russia to boost defences on Kuril islands: Medvedev

The Kuril islands lie just north of Japan`s Hokkaido island.

Feb 10, 2011, 08:58 AM IST

Japanese rally for return of islands from Russia

Japan has designated February 07 as "Northern Territories Day”.

Feb 07, 2011, 14:20 PM IST

Japan`s Kurils anger `disappoints` Russia

Japan lost Kuril islands to Soviet troops at the end of World War II.

Feb 06, 2011, 09:28 AM IST

Disputed Kuril Islands `our land`: Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said Japan should realise Moscow would not give up
disputed Pacific islands, proposing instead to consider
creating a free economic zone there.

Dec 24, 2010, 20:55 PM IST

Kuril Islands is Russia`s territory: Medvedev

Kuril Islands is Russia`s territory, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said.

Nov 14, 2010, 14:47 PM IST

Kuril Islands `very important` part of Russia: Medvedev

The Pacific Kuril Islands chain at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan is a "very important" part of Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said.

Sep 30, 2010, 21:40 PM IST