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  • PUTIN ON A SHOW Russian warships fire missiles in massive show of strength as Putin sends chilling warning to Japan amid WW3 fears

    10/12/2021 2:45:25 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12 October 2021 | Will Stewart
    RUSSIA has staged a military show of strength by firing missiles off its warships near Japan after Tokyo claimed sovereignty over the disputed Kuril Islands. The Kuril archipelago was grabbed by Stalin at the end of the Second World War - but Japan refuses to accept Moscow’s jurisdiction.... ...The latest show of strength follows a Japanese diplomatic protest in June, when Putin ordered drills involving 10,000 troops, 500 military vehicles and 12 warships on the Kuril islands of Iturup, Kunashir, as well as on Russia’s largest island Sakhalin. Officially Japan and Russia have still not signed a peace treaty ending...
  • Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

    09/16/2015 3:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 56 minutes ago 2015-09-16 | AFP
    Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday. The foreign ministry made the protest shortly after the plane entered Japanese airspace off the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, near a disputed island chain, on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Powerful quake 7.3 hits in eastern Russia near Japan: USGS

    A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit east of the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean, which are disputed between Russia and Japan, the United States Geological Survey said Thursday. The quake hit at 3:49 a.m. Friday (1749 GMT Thursday) at a location 428 kilometres (266 miles) east of the Russian town of Severokurilsk and 1,787 kilometres (1,111 miles) northeast of Tokyo, the USGS said on its website. Officials issued a tsunami warning for the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, RIA Novosti news agency reported. "The tsunami station... has issued a warning in connection with the earthquake...
  • 7.5 quakw- off the coat of the Kuril Islands (E Russia)

    01/15/2009 10:14:13 AM PST · by null and void · 50 replies · 1,244+ views
    Fox | 1/15/09 | Me
    Breaking, will update in minutes. No tsunami watch yet
  • The Kuril Islands: Japanese Russia or Russian Japan?

    06/29/2007 1:59:01 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 19 replies · 887+ views
    Russia-ic ^ | June 28, 2007 | Natalya L.
    When in 1945 the USSR broke the non-aggression pact and occupied Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, it was a time for the Japanese to boil over, although not at once. The disputes over the Kuril Islands have even reflected in geographic maps: for instance, Japanese maps happened to distort the real territories of Russia and showed the Kuril Islands as belonging to Japan. Read full story The Kuril Islands: Japanese Russia or Russian Japan?
  • Kuril Defenders Go On to Offensive

    11/21/2005 12:43:02 PM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 236+ views
    Kommersant ^ | Nov. 21, 2005
    Kuril Defenders Go On to Offensive Advocates of the territorial integrity for the Kuril Islands staged a rally in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk past Saturday, having timed the action to the start of official visit of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to Japan. The participants wanted Putin “to declare a refusal to transfer any territory to Japan” and asked money to arrange propaganda activities in the neighboring country. The rally was staged by For Russia’s Kurils! association of deputies of Sakhalin Duma and by For Integrity of Russia’s Eastern Territory public organization and timed to the start of Putin’s official visit to Japan. The...