"Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev takes pictures near Soviet-made Cold War-era defense turrets, during his visit to Kunashiri Island, one of four islands known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and Northern Territories in Japan, November 1, 2010. The islands were seized by the Soviet Union after it declared war on Japan in the closing days of World War Two, forcing about 17,000 Japanese residents to flee. A dispute over the islands in the Pacific has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty ending World War Two and overshadowed relations for more than 60 years." (с)
ПыСы. С интересом жду сообщения СМИ о том, что МИД РФ выразил японскому послу недовольство в связи с нахождением японцев на территориии Японии.