Japan will take the Kuril Islands on the basis of the "Crimean referendum"

After the end of World War II, the Soviet Union received territorial increments due to the islands of the Kuril ridge Iturup, Shikotan, Kunashir and Habomai. Japan, which capitulated as a result of the war, nevertheless to this day has not concluded a peace treaty with Russia and has claims to the “northern territories” that once belonged to it.

The Kuril Islands have a number of important economic and military-strategic advantages. The islands' marine fisheries are fabulously rich. And on the island of Iturup, a unique source of a rare element called rhenium was discovered. It is a heavy metal with particularly refractory properties, indispensable in the production of combustion chambers, rocket engines and in the military technology. Rhenium is one of the rarest elements on the planet; its reserves are estimated at approximately 13 tons. Russian scientists have found that the Iturup volcano Kudryavy annually emits about 000 tons of this rare element, that is, our land has a renewable source of this metal, as well as germanium and indium concentrates. It is not surprising that Japan has been grinding its teeth to the Kuril Islands for so many years.

From a military point of view, the Kuril Islands are the key to the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, where the submarine nuclear cruisers of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation serve. Submarines provide a nuclear deterrence mission to the United States of America. In the case of the return of the "northern territories" by the Japanese, one can confidently expect the appearance of a US Navy base and the Japanese self-defense forces there. This will dramatically change the balance of power in favor of Washington and Tokyo, increasing their ability to combat Russian missile-propelled nuclear submarines. The appearance of the American and Japanese Navy in the Kuril Islands could undermine the Russian military budget in the subsequent arms race.

Amid the aggravation of relations between the Russian Federation and the West, Tokyo perked up, deciding that the time was right for a territorial dispute. The Russian leadership gave the Japanese reason for such geopolitical fantasies, agreeing to the so-called "joint use" of the Kuril Islands. The Russian military comforts fellow citizens by building military bases on the islands and ensuring their safety. However, in the long run, this “sharing” opens up new opportunities for Japan. Obviously, Japanese specialists will settle on the islands for work, attendants, probably with families. The Japanese will be able to oust the Russian residents of the Kuril Islands, if desired, in completely peaceful ways: for example, by offering through various intermediary structures the exchange of island housing for square meters of a larger area on the mainland, and even with a good surcharge. Over time, the Japanese will be able to become the majority of the population of the Kuril Islands, and there, in a certain situation, not far from the referendum on reunification with their historical homeland, like the Crimean one.

The "security" of such a plebiscite can be provided by the US military, who are now actively building up their group in the region. It became known that the Americans deployed a Bell-Boeing CV-22 Osprey squadron of squadrons of planes to the Japanese island of Honshu to ensure security in the Pacific region, which would allow "quick response to crisis situations." The United States also sends aerodrome maintenance units to Japan.

Will the Japanese and the Americans ever carry out an operation to overcome the Kuril Islands, if the situation in Russia does not allow them to react properly? This is unknown. But once again you need to think carefully whether it is worth letting a fox into the chicken coop.
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  1. Michael L Offline Michael L
    Michael L (Mikhail Lozovoy) April 5 2018 15: 00
    Dear journalists, firstly, following the results of the Second World War, the USSR acquired all the Kuril Islands, which before that belonged to Japan.
    Secondly, the group of islands of the Lesser Kuril ridge is called the Habomai group. Please use Russian toponymy - the "disputable" islands are Iturup, Kunashir and the islands of the Lesser Kuril ridge.
    1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
      Tatyana April 7 2018 05: 31
      Japan did not repent for war crimes during the WWII and WWII - and the Japanese will go against them again against Russia under the patronage of Washington.
      Japan is occupied by the United States and it is not necessary to rely on its any independence in world processes and world politics.
    2. Vova Tikhon Offline Vova Tikhon
      Vova Tikhon (Vova) April 8 2018 08: 25
      These are not disputed islands, but disputed by Japan. The answer to this question is one, as my father, a participant in the Russo-Japanese War of 1945, said: "It was necessary to fight better!"
  2. Molot1979 Offline Molot1979
    Molot1979 April 5 2018 15: 53
    A solid if, yes all of a sudden, yes maybe. Nonsense in a cube. And the States may crash rockets, or the asteroid may fall.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) April 6 2018 08: 31
      All life consists of IF MAY BE.
  3. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
    A.Lex April 5 2018 16: 05
    Citizen Marzhetsky fell into a panic or was there nothing more to write about?
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) April 6 2018 08: 29
      In Ukraine, too, they thought that Crimea was with them forever. wink
      1. Langf Offline Langf
        Langf (Andrew ) April 6 2018 14: 22
        Judging by the financing, in Ukraine at that time very few people knew that they had Crimea.
      2. Vova Tikhon Offline Vova Tikhon
        Vova Tikhon (Vova) April 8 2018 08: 26
        Can they even think?
  4. faterdom Offline faterdom
    faterdom (Andrei) April 5 2018 20: 45
    And what, someone allowed them to live there permanently? 90 days and dosvidos!
  5. with the BBC Offline with the BBC
    with the BBC (Vadim) April 5 2018 21: 58
    Definitely a fairy tale about a carpet plane ... But they fly !!!!
  6. Aleksandr7007 Offline Aleksandr7007
    Aleksandr7007 (Alexander7007) April 6 2018 07: 22
    If, yes, mushrooms would grow in the mouth. tongue
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) April 6 2018 08: 31
      You can’t hold a good mood. fellow Well, fine
  7. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) April 6 2018 10: 23
    If the japanes do not calm down, they must take Hokkaido away.
    In general, on all these islands, the Japanese are occupiers. All these islands, both Japanese and Kuril, were inhabited by the Ainu. Which the Japanese cut out.
    Therefore, the Japanese have no rights to anything.
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) April 7 2018 08: 10
      Well, to be completely honest, then the Great Russians are aliens in the Far East. Here you need to be more careful in the wording.
    2. Vova Tikhon Offline Vova Tikhon
      Vova Tikhon (Vova) April 8 2018 08: 28
      And where did the Japanese come from, if the Japanese and Kuril Islands did not belong to them?
      1. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) April 14 2018 19: 59
        On the islands of the Kuril ridge and about. Hokaido lived - Ainu, not the Japanese.

        It is believed that there are no Ainu in Russia. This small nation that once inhabited the lower reaches of the Amur, Kamchatka, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands was completely assimilated. In Japan, there are 3000 Ainu and 2500 live in Hokkaido, their ancient homeland.
        Hokkaido is, in fact, the historical territory of the Ainu, with whom the Japanese waged bloody wars, trying to conquer this brave people. When the state of Yamato develops, the era of constant war begins between the state of Yamato and the Ainu. “Among the eastern savages, the strongest are emishi,” according to Japanese chronicles, where the Ainu appear under the name “emishi”.
        And the Japanese for a long time could not overcome the Ainu. Only after many centuries, the cult of samurai was born, the origins of which are in the martial art of the Ainu, and not the Japanese. Moreover, individual samurai clans are of Ainu origin. Moreover, the Ainu themselves are not akin to the Japanese people. Unlike the Japanese, Ainu people have plentiful hair (the so-called “Ainu passport”) and lighter skin. They look more like Europeans mixed with Asian blood than Asians. Scientists have not yet fully figured out the origin of this people.

  8. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) April 7 2018 09: 30
    Whatever the Japs say about the Northern Territories - this is bullshit. The Kuril Islands, is a border region that Russia can declare a special border zone, in this regard, what kind of referendum can be? Military zone with special types of passes and that's it!
  9. Vova Tikhon Offline Vova Tikhon
    Vova Tikhon (Vova) April 8 2018 08: 19
    The greatest consequences for Russia in World War II are the acquisition of the Kuril Islands and the Kaliningrad Region.
    1. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) April 14 2018 20: 03
      Thanks to the islands of the Kuril ridge, the UN recognized the Sea of ​​Okhotsk as Russian (and not international), with all that it implies ... if we give even one island, the Sea of ​​Okhotsk will become international ....
  10. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) April 9 2018 14: 36
    The Japanese have not yet paid for the encephalitis tick belay
  11. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) April 11 2018 12: 43
    Well, the Japanese are stubborn people in their desires, but we are also not simple, as the Japanese think of us. Naturally, no one will ever let the Japanese live in the Kuril Islands. And for joint management, the day and the return of the Japanese to their home is quite enough. It is only necessary to develop infrastructure on the islands for local residents, to create all conditions for a normal life.
  12. diletant Offline diletant
    diletant (Alexander) 31 October 2018 21: 26
    Japan capitulated. Legally, this means that the state ceases to exist. The Japanese should be grateful to Stalin for not appointing Marshal Vasilevsky as emperor of Japan, although he had the right to do so in connection with surrender.