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.

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.

Russia, Japan crisis talks end in failure

Russia and Japan held crisis talks over four Pacific islands.

Russia, Japan to hold islands crisis talks

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

Japan FM slams Russian stance on disputed islands

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

Russia to boost defences on Kuril islands: Medvedev

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

Japanese rally for return of islands from Russia

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

Japan`s Kurils anger `disappoints` Russia

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

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.

Kuril Islands is Russia`s territory: Medvedev

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

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.