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Russia probes reports of soldiers starving

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 17:51

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.

Russia’s Putin to receive Akita puppy from Japan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 17:26

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.

Russia, Japan crisis talks end in failure

Last Updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 13:49

Russia and Japan held crisis talks over four Pacific islands.

Russia, Japan to hold islands crisis talks

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011, 11:54

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

Japan FM slams Russian stance on disputed islands

Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 13:14

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

Russia to boost defences on Kuril islands: Medvedev

Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 08:58

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

Japanese rally for return of islands from Russia

Last Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011, 14:20

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

Japan`s Kurils anger `disappoints` Russia

Last Updated: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 09:28

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

Disputed Kuril Islands `our land`: Medvedev

Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 20:55

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.

Kuril Islands is Russia`s territory: Medvedev

Last Updated: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 14:47

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

Kuril Islands `very important` part of Russia: Medvedev

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 21:40

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.