Monday, April 29, 2013

Russia-Japan Kuril Islands dispute

As a child, I remember always seeing riot police stationed outside the Soviet embassy in Tokyo. Ultra-nationalists there wanted the Russians to return some resource-rich islands, including the Kurils and Sakhalin.

I doubt these current discussions will bear any fruit. The Russians are still probably pissed at being the first Western navy to be defeated by an Asian navy in 1905.

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