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.
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.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 13:49
Russia and Japan held crisis talks over four Pacific islands.
Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011, 11:54
Kuril Islands has 19,000 inhabitants and has no key industry besides fishing.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 13:14
Japan stands by its claim to the islands in the southern Kuril chain.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 08:58
The Kuril islands lie just north of Japan`s Hokkaido island.
Last Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011, 14:20
Japan has designated February 07 as "Northern Territories Day”.
Last Updated: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 09:28
Japan lost Kuril islands to Soviet troops at the end of World War II.
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.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 14:47
Kuril Islands is Russia`s territory, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said.
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.
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