/ 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 . . . hurting ...

/ 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 underlining ...

/ 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 forces ...

Russia's Medvedev gives pep talk in surprise visit to Crimea

/ Mar 31, 2014

Russia's Medvedev gives pep talk in surprise visit to Crimea

On a surprise visit Monday to Crimea, Russia's prime minister promised to quickly pour funds into the newly annexed peninsula so residents see positive changes after the Russian takeover. Dmitry Medvedev, who led a delegation of Cabinet ministers to Crimea, pledged that Russia will quickly ...