Russia loses to Japan "the battle for the Kuril Islands"?

The Russian authorities took another step towards Tokyo in the "settlement of the Kuril issue." Japan gained the opportunity of an “exclusive order” to visit the islands it disputed, without losing an inch to its sovereignty over the “northern territories”. What next achievements will follow the “Japanese visa-free travel”?

What is this actually talking about? As you know, the Kuril Islands became part of the USSR following the Second World War. Japan, as the losing side in alliance with the Third Reich, has lost what it stubbornly calls its "northern territories."

However, today in the Land of the Rising Sun, revisionist sentiments are extremely strong. The new generation of Japanese people does not feel the historical guilt of their ancestors and demands the island back. The idea that the USSR allegedly "treacherously" attacked Japan is actively promoted, and therefore its territorial claims are illegal, which we told earlier. Japanese youth indignantly listen to stories about the unimaginable suffering of prisoners of war of the Kwantung army, defeated by Soviet troops.

In general, history has already been rewritten, the population has been processed, and the ground for reviewing the results of World War II in the island nation has been prepared. In this regard, questions arise about the extraordinary activity of the Russian leadership in the Japanese direction.

A year ago, a big resonance in Russian society was caused by the unexpected idea of ​​President Putin to sign a peace treaty with Tokyo, without which we lived very well and cooperated with the island state all these years. This was proposed to be done on the basis of the 1956 Joint Declaration, where the transfer of the islands of Shikotan and Habomai to Tokyo was provided for in black and white. For obvious reasons, what happened caused extremely unhealthy excitement among the Russians, who overwhelmingly spoke out against such a “solution to the problem”.

Since the beginning of 2019, the topic has seemed to quiet down. However, the "joint economic activity" of Russia and Japan in the Kuril Islands continues to develop. The fundamental question for Moscow and Tokyo is based on what legislation to implement all this. If the Japanese government agrees to Russian law, it thereby recognizes Russian sovereignty over the islands that it considers to be its own. Let us focus on this legal nuance.

From the Japanese media it became known that Moscow provided “exclusive order” for Japanese citizens to visit the Kuril Islands. Under Russian law, a visa is required to enter our territory, to which the Kuril Islands belong. President Vladimir Putin explained that this was done for "humanitarian reasons", and "exclusivity" has its own subtlety:

It lies in the fact that we are not just creating the opportunity for Japanese citizens to visit these islands, but also doing this in a visa-free manner.

It turns out that in the Kuril Islands we have exceptions to the current legislation in relation to citizens of a country applying for this territory. Moreover, this special regime is granted not only to elderly Japanese who have relatives on the islands, but for those who wish to visit there, including Japanese officials. Here is such an "exclusive" we get sovereignty over the Kuril Islands. Vladimir Putin specifically clarified his position:

We understand the subtlety of this situation and just go forward.

Note that in international diplomacy there is a principle of reciprocity. But, despite the special “humanism” and understanding of the “subtleties of the situation”, Tokyo did not reciprocate, for example, in the Crimea. Neither residents of the peninsula, nor Russian citizens residing in the DPR and LPR can get Japanese visas.

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  1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 November 2019 14: 56
    - Well, what is there to go around ... yes ... it's time to call a spade a spade ... our guarantor simply betrays the interests of the Russian ... Russian people ... - The foundation is ready, an opinion has already been formed, it’s not cutting rumor of the whole Russian people statements about some, supposedly:

    We understand the subtlety of this situation and just go forward.

    - Who understands this .. ??? - Personally, I don’t understand this and refuse to understand ...
    - There are much more Japanese in Japan than Russians in Russia ... - Probably more than 60-70 million ... - And what is it all

    burials should always be visited not only by elderly Japanese who have relatives on the islands, but for those who wish to visit there, including Japanese officials.

    ????? - And why is it necessary to open such a pilgrimage on the Russian islands ??????
    - Yes, in Russia itself, on the territory of continental Russia, these Japanese reposed ... found their inglorious end to as many Japanese aggressors, and then also those who were captured ...; than on these Kuril Islands ...
    - But for some reason, all of Japan is simply eager to visit the Russian Kuril Islands ... - no more and no less ...
    - And half of Japan, it turns out, there used to be relatives there ...
    - Damn, such "children of Lieutenant Schmidt" ... - want to receive inheritance and preferences from non-existent virtual relatives ...
    - Well, okay ... - this is all an elementary primitive "divorce" ... from their side ...
    - Well, and our guarantor of what is "being done" like that ... after all, such things cannot be allowed ... - Even such an agreeable people ... as the Russians, this may not only fail to understand, but also meet with hostility ... - Such things can become the beginning of a "chain reaction" ... - this is unacceptable ...
    - What happens, in the end ... ???
    1. unholyknight Offline unholyknight
      unholyknight (UnhloyKnight) 8 November 2019 15: 48
      Yes, nothing happens, in general. The usual diplomatic dances - the Japanese ask for the islands, the Russians answer "we would give you two under the agreement, but you will remove the US bases in return", the Japanese answer "we will think", which means "no", and become silent. And then again in a circle. And yes - all of a sudden the US is much more unpleasant for the Japanese, which have bases on their territories. All these statements that "the Japanese have forgotten everything for a long time" are not at all true - they all remember very well, they just need the United States to protect themselves from the encroachments of the PRC. And if the United States and China succeed in pushing their heads together, it will be even better - but as soon as the need for US bases disappears, they will be kicked out of there in a banal way.

      And you, as always, have been whining for years that "Putin is about to surrender the Kuriles." Honestly, you would have updated the training manual - now the Kuril Islands are no longer in vogue.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 November 2019 15: 24
    Zadolbali media already fakes about the Kuril Islands, Ukraine, bucks, and other garbage that no one needs ....

  3. AN Tour Offline AN Tour
    AN Tour (An Tur) 7 November 2019 15: 32
    Why the Kuril Islands of Japan?
    Now Japan demands from Russia to return to the border of 1855 and give up the South Kuriles - the Iturup, Kunashir islands, and the Lesser Kuril ridge, which includes the Shikotan island and 20 more islands and islets. These claims have a vivid emotional component: "to return the native lands discovered by the Japanese", there is a hidden political one - to test the strength of Russia, to revise the results of the Second World War and to block the straits for Russia between the South Kuril Islands - the only non-freezing straits between the Sea of ​​Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean ... Thanks to the Southern Kuriles, Russia has its own outlet to the Pacific Ocean; if the islands did not belong to Russia, our ships would have to enter the Pacific Ocean only through the Japanese-controlled straits - Sangar and Tsushima, in fact, through the territory of Japan, like along the Bosphorus, through Turkey.
    The claims of Japan have the main, but secret part - the high material value of the South Kuril Islands.
    The price of the Kuriles. The South Kuril Islands, with their 200-mile economic zone, have renewable (eternal) natural resources worth about $ 4 billion a year: these are fish, mainly red - salmon (pink salmon, sockeye, chum salmon, etc.), which also enters rivers of islands; healing sea urchins, shellfish, seaweed and crabs. The South Kuril Islands, with their 200-mile economic zone, are rich in strategic metals. The value of titanium and vanadium alone, and only one of the many deposits of titanomagnetite sands in the Kuril region - from Prostor Bay, Iturup Island - is estimated at more than 2,5 trillion US dollars in 2005 international prices. Titanomagnetites also contain rare-earth lanthanides ... Only one of several rhenium deposits at Iturup meets the needs of the entire world space and electronics industry. Rhenium is essential for ultra-light and heat-resistant "space" and "electronic" alloys and is more expensive than gold and platinum. Hot springs and miniature gas and mud volcanoes of the South Kuril Islands are renewable rhenium deposits. Hot springs have healing properties and in the future can become health resorts of world importance.
    Punishment of the aggressor. Japan lost the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin for the fact of attacking other countries in 1931-1945, for war crimes and atrocious murders of hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Asia-Pacific region, for an eternal reminder of the inevitability of punishment for the aggressor. If the massacre of the civilian population of Nanjing and Manila is forgotten, the experiments of the Japanese "Manchurian Detachment 731", the world's largest military unit for conducting bacteriological warfare, which killed a million captured soldiers and civilians in "experiments", then the legacy of Detachment 731 is ticks infected Japanese scientists with encephalitis, reached the western borders of the European part of Russia in the 21st century and recalls the crimes of Japan in World War II.
    The allies condemned about 5,5 thousand Japanese war criminals, a thousand of them were sentenced to death.
    Japan, as an aggressor, under international laws has lost rights to its territory and political system; Her fate was decided by the victorious countries. Under the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, among other things, Japan

    renounced all rights, legal bases and claims to the Kuril Islands and to that part of Sakhalin Island and the adjacent islands that Japan acquired under the 1905 Portsmouth Treaty.

    Unfortunately, the leaders of the USSR in 1956 and Russia in 1991 and 1993, literally imposed on Japan the idea of ​​the possibility of a return of the islands. This was a manifestation of the weakness of the country and its leaders, I do not want to think that they are stupid or a betrayal of the interests of Russia by them.
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  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 7 November 2019 15: 47
    Putin's flirting with Japan is a big and unforgivable mistake. Negotiations between the Russian Federation and Japan on the status of the islands cast doubt on the territorial affiliation of the Kuril Islands and only fuel the appetites of Japan ... The Kuril Islands are an integral part of the Russian Federation, and I will consider the transfer of the Kuril Islands, or parts of Japan, treason!
    1. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
      Sergey39 (Sergei) 7 November 2019 16: 09
      What do you want? So that Putin takes off his shoe and begins to threaten Japan with a kuzkin’s mother?
      There is a subtle game with cunning Japanese. Who will outwit whom. We do not know all the nuances of this game. It’s too early to sprinkle ash on your head.
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 7 November 2019 16: 22
        That's about Putin’s supposedly brilliant plan, I don’t need to rub ... Something of his genius at the standard of living of the majority of the indigenous population of the Russian Federation, the renewal of the army and especially the fleet, I do not see, although he has been in power since the 2000s ... it’s time already to do something, instead of empty promises ... For the Crimea, of course, thanks, but for raising the retirement age and regular gifts of hundreds of millions of dollars to foreign countries, I would ask him and your party to resign.
        1. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
          Sergey39 (Sergei) 7 November 2019 16: 33
          Some people just need to take off their black glasses and take a sober look at the situation. It could have been much worse. It takes time. And who wants everything at once, usually end badly. And my party is not there.
          1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
            Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 7 November 2019 23: 12
            They want everything at once in Ukraine, almost every year changing the leadership of the country, and it is time for Putin and companies to report to the people for 20 years of their supposedly cunning plans, from which the country is thrown into the heat, then the cold ... Worse? ! So the country would have long dared them if Yeltsin had remained, this is a civil war and they are the losers ... Pensions and some salaries of 11000 rubles, with a communal rent of 6000 rubles, which is even worse, it is a concentration camp ... And salaries in 11350 - 15000 rubles per month, these are salaries at the factory, locksmiths, at VASO, for example, at Rudgormash ... the salaries of gas boiler operators ... And where did you raise the country from your knees, in which place ?!
            1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
              A.Lex (Secret information) 8 November 2019 08: 15
              That's right - in our Orenburg region, gas service mechanics receive 15 thousand rubles. (3rd grade). And this is an organization subordinate to Gazprom! I don’t want to talk about others.
              1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
                Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 8 November 2019 11: 59
                It’s even worse for us ... a fitter of maximum 17000 grades gets 6 rubles a month ... they offer 5 rubles for 15000 grades ... And they are not so easy to get ... Because young people don’t go to factories ... You cannot live on that kind of money, you can only survive at the level of a prisoner of the Nazi concentration camps.
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 7 November 2019 16: 06
    Apparently, three American atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not enough for them, but they still have to "calm down", like impudent Ukraine and the United States, and we can't get away from this, and what the Japanese did in the countries they captured, we are fine we know .... How many freeloaders have appeared on our lands, and Washington is clearly the puppeteer here, so we urgently need to present our rights to Alaska in an international court. And then they, like rats, crawled out of all the cracks, and dragons how much in vain, and we just worry about everything.
    1. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
      Sergey39 (Sergei) 7 November 2019 16: 35
      That's right about Alaska. Attack Japan must be there.
    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 8 November 2019 08: 21
      Three? ... It seems there were two ... Or do we not know something?
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) 8 November 2019 15: 52
        I also wondered if I was not powdered when I recently heard on TV the story of an American military historian about the bombing of Japan by America, where he very clearly and clearly, in simultaneous translation, said about THREE bombs, but somehow I did not record this moment and transfer, and after all, only two bombs have been stuck in our heads since childhood - "Kid" and "Fat Man", and here it is ..... Or maybe we really don't know something?
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 7 November 2019 19: 55
    It seems, if not for the general outrage in the spring of this year, the Kuril Islands would be exchanged for the Nobel Prize ...
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 8 November 2019 06: 54
      hi Yes, colleague Kriten, also about this, about the "breaking" GDP of the Nobel Prize from "common people", in the case of "appeasement" of Japanese territorial appetites, I "for some reason" thought ?! request
      Apparently, the Nobel "Gorbachev's laurels" are not so shameful in the eyes of the "elite" of Russian liberoids ?! After all, the Judaist Micha Marked himself is in "unchanging" honor among them - he is treated with the highest regard and awarded, in spite of his vile "deeds" ?!
  7. Screw Offline Screw
    Screw (Gennady) 8 November 2019 04: 42
    The strings from the puppeteer of the overseas, after-breeding are calculated. He will have elections soon, but the Japanese and the Chinese will influence. LondOn’s internal problems will be aggravated in the year 20 and he’s not interested in amers.
  8. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 8 November 2019 08: 29
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    Zadolbali media already fakes about the Kuril Islands, Ukraine, bucks, and other garbage that no one needs ....

    The same can be said about some comments.
  9. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 8 November 2019 10: 13
    The country's leadership, in which for months it is necessary to guess whether it will sell the Motherland / not sell the Motherland, is a protege of the invaders. Gauleiter.
  10. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 9 November 2019 00: 41
    Quote: Sapsan136
    Putin's flirting with Japan is a big and unforgivable mistake.

    That's right, and the most important thing is that neither Putin nor his "team" fought during the Second World War, and did not smell that gunpowder.
    And now they are clever with the appearance of venerable geopolitex experts and cunning planters.

    Meanwhile, as the country is increasingly degrading.