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Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the approach of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to the question of the Kuril Islands. He stated this during a meeting with members of the public at the Eastern economic forum, which held the TV channel “Russia 24” on Friday, September 6.
“Let’s lean on the reference point, the President said, referring to the situation in the region, established in 1945. Dad took everything away, and be done with it! Father of Nations!”
The head of state responded to the call of the Japanese side to conclude a peace Treaty, saying that Russia is ready to do it. According to the Russian leader, Moscow and Tokyo, will move to the problem of a peace Treaty based on the 1956 Declaration, which was signed by the Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers Nikolai Bulganin and Prime Minister of Japan Ichiro Hatoyama.
Earlier, on 4 September, Abe expressed the desire to bring the negotiations on the peace Treaty with Vladimir Putin to a new level. Tokyo looks forward to a “Frank dialogue”.
Following the end of world war II between Moscow and Tokyo never signed a peace Treaty. The main obstacle to his signing was the unresolved territorial dispute over the southern Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group. The Japanese side calls the Southern Kuril Islands the “Northern territories” and over them does not recognize Russian sovereignty. Moscow, in turn, does not recognize the fact of the territorial dispute.
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