Japan protested due to the assignment of names to Kuril Islands
TOKYO, February 14 — RIA Novosti, Ivan Zakharchenko. Japan protested to Russia about assignment of names to the nameless Kuril Islands, some of which are disputed Tokyo, said on Tuesday to journalists the General Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers of Yoshihide Suga.
Earlier, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree according to which five of the Kuril Islands were named. The two Islands were given the names of public figures: one named in honor of the Minister of foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Andrei Gromyko and the other in memory of the former Governor of the Sakhalin region Igor Farkhutdinov. Two of the island was named after the military: generals, Kuzma Derevyanko signed the act of Japan’s surrender from the USSR, and Alexei Gnecco, long served in the far East. The fifth island was named in honor of Anna Shchetinina, the world’s first female captain.
This is not the position of our country and is extremely regrettable. Through diplomatic channels on February 13 was filed, Rossiiskie Agogeneral Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet
Japan claims the southern Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai archipelago. The transfer of these Islands to Japan made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which after the Second world war and was not signed. The position of Moscow consists that southern Kuriles became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them has the appropriate international legal formalization.