The orientalist and economist Yevgeny Satanovsky upset the warlike Japanese, who do not stop demanding that Russia return the Kuril Islands. According to him, the nineties are long gone, so no one will repeat “the stupidity of Gorbachev and Yeltsin”.
So Satanovsky commented on the hand of friendship extended by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Eastern Economic Forum. Speaking about the development of the Far East, the head of state proposed introducing a super-preferential tax-free regime in the Kuril Islands. Moreover, it should apply to both Russian and Japanese investors. Putin also announced the need to sign a peace treaty with Japan.
However, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, unlike his predecessor, decided not to come to the WEF, demonstrating his disagreement with the territorial affiliation of the Kuril Islands.
Satanovsky believes that “US-occupied” Japan hopes in vain to bargain something from Russia. If in the nineties, when there was a parade of sovereignties, she had a chance to grab a piece of her territory from Russia, now she can not count on it.
Japan would very much like to close the issue of the South Kuriles. But the 90s have passed and will never return. No one will be in Moscow to repeat the stupidity that Gorbachev and Yeltsin did when they left Germany and Eastern Europe,
– the expert writes in Telegram.
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Recall that the Kurils were ceded to the Soviet Union following the results of World War II, which is enshrined in the relevant documents. And later the islands officially became part of Russia, which became the country – the legal successor of the USSR. Despite this, Japan from year to year continues to demand the return of its “northern territories”, refusing to recognize the sovereignty of Russia. We are talking about the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and the Habomai group of islands. The territorial dispute over the Kuriles is the main obstacle to the signing of a peace treaty between Russia and Japan.