A Russian Orthodox cross next to a Japanese gravestone at a cemetery outside Kurilsk town on the island of Iturup in the Kurils. Photo: AFP

Can Russia and Japan resolve the Kurils territorial dispute?

Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe embark on a summit meeting today over an issue that has prevented their countries from formally ending second world war hostilities

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A Russian Orthodox cross next to a Japanese gravestone at a cemetery outside Kurilsk town on the island of Iturup in the Kurils. Photo: AFP
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