Fresh debate over remains of former Soviet spy reignites Kuril Islands dispute

The shadow of the unresolved conflict between Tokyo and Moscow over four islands in the Pacific has become a recurring theme in Russian-Japanese relations. This has led to a series of extremely high-profile public relations exercises by Moscow, which Washington is gradually becoming embroiled in. [...] (525 words)
Issue dated 11/02/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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