Russia to deploy warplanes to disputed Northern Japanese Territories a.k.a. South Kuril Islands

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the deployment of Russian warplanes to the disputed Northern Japanese Territories a.k.a. South Kuril Islands in Russia. The Soviet Union occupied the islands after the end of World War II. The Russian Federation is currently in the process of permanently annexing the More...

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