/ Aug 24, 2015

Abe bemoans visit to disputed isles by Medvedev

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticized the visit by Russia’s prime minister to one of the islands disputed by Tokyo and Moscow, but added he “will continue dialogue” with President Vladimir Putin to resolve the issue. “It is extremely regrettable . . . ...

Medvedev trip to disputed island criticized by Tokyo

/ Aug 22, 2015

Medvedev trip to disputed island criticized by Tokyo

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited one of the Japanese-claimed islands off Hokkaido on Saturday in a trip that has drawn fire from Tokyo. Medvedev landed on the Russian-held island of Etorofu to attend a forum for young people living there, and he left ...

/ Jul 24, 2015

Japan urges Russian prime minister not to visit disputed isles

Japan has urged Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev not to visit disputed islands off Hokkaido, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday, calling the planned trip to the isles at the center of a long-standing bilateral dispute “unacceptable.” The planned visit, seen by experts as ...

/ Jul 24, 2015

Medvedev may visit Russian-held isles off Hokkaido

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev indicated Thursday he plans to inspect economic development on some of the Kuril Islands, including the four claimed by Japan. The inspection may be designed to demonstrate Russia’s effective control of the four islands, which were occupied by Soviet ...

Oct 26, 2014

Russia turns back clocks to permanent winter time

Russia is set to turn back its clocks on Sunday to permanent winter time in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with nonstop summer time that proved highly unpopular. Russia will also tinker with its time zones in order ...