According to the information released on the website of the U.S. State Department, for many years, people born on the “South Kuril Islands” (known as the four northern islands) and applying for a green card in the United States have been recognized as Japanese. In response, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the United States is the “revisionist” power.
According to Russian Satellite News Agency on December 6, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a circular on social media on the relevant provisions of the United States on applying for green cards, saying, “Do you need more evidence to prove that the United States is a revisionist power? The entire ‘Kuril Islands’ were included in the Soviet territory, according to the Yalta Agreement signed in 1945.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry also pointed out in questioning the results of World War II by the U.S. State Department and encouraging “revengeism”, “Stop it. You should know where the ‘red line’ is.”
The four islands of the “South Kuril Islands” are located between the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East and Hokkaido, Japan. Since the end of World War II, the four islands have been effectively controlled by Russia, and Russia and Japan have not compromised each other on the ownership of the four islands.
At the end of 2010, Medvedev, then Russian President, visited Houjima, which was the first time that the Russian head of state visited the disputed islands between Russia and Japan. Japan expressed strong dissatisfaction.
On November 14, 2018, Russian President Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting in Singapore. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in introducing the results of the meeting that the two sides agreed to accelerate the negotiation process of a peace treaty on the basis of the 1956 Soviet-Japan Joint Declaration, which is also considered by the Russian media as the Japanese side. Major concessions.