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Russian victory celebrations to mark the end of World War II will be held in September on the Kuril Islands, including territories subject to the long-standing sovereignty dispute between Japan and Russia, a media report quoting a researcher affiliated with Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Mikhail Polyansky of the research center of the ministry’s Military University did not say which of the islands will host the event, RIA Novosti news service said Wednesday.

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