A bust of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin is seen in front of a Russian Orthodox church in Yuzhno-Kurilsk on the Island of Kunashir, one of four islands known as the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan. Photo: Reuters

Japan rally for return of Russia-held Kuril islands wary of upsetting Moscow as talks border on breakthrough

  • Organisers of the annual Northern Territories Day demonstration may refrain from using the phrase ‘illegally occupied’ to describe Russia’s claim on the islands
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A bust of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin is seen in front of a Russian Orthodox church in Yuzhno-Kurilsk on the Island of Kunashir, one of four islands known as the Southern Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan. Photo: Reuters
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