In the state Duma introduced a bill prohibiting the transfer of the Kuril Islands of Japan

In the state Duma introduced a bill prohibiting the transfer of the Kuril Islands of Japan

Moscow. January 10. INTERFAX.RU — IN the state Duma a bill that de facto impose a veto on the preparation of legal acts for the rejection of the Kuril Islands from Russia.


The draft law “On territorial claims to the Russian Federation from Japan” prepared by a member of the LDPR faction Sergei Ivanov and placed in the database of the lower house on Thursday.

“Legal acts containing provisions on the rejection of the territory of the Kuril Islands, is not subject to ratification, the publication, introduction and application”, — stated in the bill.

According to the document, “Kuril Islands belong to the Russian Federation at the end of the Second world war, based on the Cairo Declaration of 1 December 1943, the Potsdam Declaration of 26 July 1945, the Peace Treaty with Japan, signed at San Francisco on 8 September 1951”.

The bill stipulates that the Kuril Islands “are an integral part of the Russian Federation, in the composition of the Sakhalin region”.

The explanatory Memorandum notes that this legislative initiative was prepared in connection with the adoption by Parliament of Japan of amendments to the law “About special measures for speeding up the solution of the problem of Northern territories”. As Ivanov writes, amendment recorded belonging to four of the Kurile Islands of Japan and tasked to “make the utmost effort to realize the prompt return of the Northern territories as the territories belonging to Japan”.

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