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    Abe & Putin meeting on Kurils, NK, etc



    Russian President Vladimir Putin said a solution with Japan had to be found to allow the two countries to conclude a World War II peace treaty which would reflect the interests of both.

    Putin had welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Moscow on Saturday after meeting in Saint Petersburg for the economic forum, which Abe attended as a guest of honor. "Yesterday we discussed the advancement of economic and commercial ties" Putin said Saturday.


    Japan's Shinzo Abe and Russia's Vladimir Putin at their joint press conference

    Speaking after their meeting, Abe said they had agreed to speed up joint commercial activity to include health care, energy and urban development on the disputed chain of islands seized by Moscow at the end of World War II.

    The Japanese premier said he also hoped for a "new breakthrough" in settling the dispute that has festered for decades.

    "We are already advancing work on collaborative agricultural activities on four islands and humanitarian measures for former inhabitants of the islands," Abe said. "Solving (the dispute) is not easy but we would like to end it within the lifetime of our generation."

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had sparked outrage in Japan when he visited the disputed territory in 2015. After meeting Abe, Putin said on Saturday that a Japanese business delegation would visit the islands this year.



    Cultural relations

    The two sides have already agreed to cultural exchanges, and Putin said Moscow's heralded Bolshoi Theater would mark the new program on Saturday night.

    "We have observed rising trade and investments, but what's most important is the interest of both countries to develop relations," Putin said.

    Denuclearization of North Korea

    Russia has relatively close diplomatic relations with North Korea.

    Abe said "Russia and Japan will maintain close contacts so that North Korea goes in the right direction." The Japanese premier said: "The most important (thing) is for North Korea to carry out full and irreversible denuclearization."

    Putin called on all sides involved in the situation around North Korea to show restraint.
    Land dispute dominates Russia's Vladimir Putin and Japan's Shinzo Abe meeting | News | DW | 26.05.2018

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    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called on all sides involved in the situation around North Korea to show restraint, while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was vital Pyongyang completely shed itself of all nuclear weapons.

    The two men made the comments at a news conference in Moscow after discussing North Korea and other geopolitical issues.
    Putin, after meeting Japan's Abe, calls for restraint on North Korea

    Abe went on an all-out charm offensive in Russia.

    Aside from Putin, he also met with Alina Zagitova, Russia's 16 year old figure skating star, 2018 Olympics Gold medalist, and presented her an akita puppy, which she had apparently long wanted:



    MOSCOW -- Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan's prime minister.

    Zagitova said at this year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed -- which she calls a "devoted friend" -- while training before the Games.

    Her parents said they would consider having a dog if she won in Japan.

    Japanese dog enthusiasts then rallied round to send the 16-year-old skater the puppy, named Masaru, or "victory".

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie attended Saturday's ceremony in Moscow during a visit for talks with President Vladimir Putin.

    Zagitova won gold in February, beating her friend and fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva.
    Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold

    Very cute lol Abe really wants to resolve the Kurils issue. I think he wants it as his legacy, much like Crimea is for Putin
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    aww puppies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    aww puppies!
    Indeed

    Abe is a smart guy. He understands that Putin cannot meet him on the issue of those islands, as long as he is constrained by popular opinion in his own country. And the poplar opinion has been that Russians don't like or trust Japan, which they see as a US puppet ally. And any suggestion of the Kremlin ever backing down even an inch on the issue of the Kurils has always invited an outpouring of nationalist rage.

    Cute puppies are one surefire way to break down this barrier, especially with younger Russians, ones less affected by the nationalist ideology, the generations of the future

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    Trump will be pissed if one of those guys gets his Peace Prize....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Trump will be pissed if one of those guys gets his Peace Prize....
    I'll bet lol

    Though, honestly, if they ever do give one to Putin, that's when that prize loses all it's credibility and respect, far as I am concerned...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I'll bet lol

    Though, honestly, if they ever do give one to Putin, that's when that prize loses all it's credibility and respect, far as I am concerned...
    In truth, the Nobel Peace Prize is already pretty tarnished as far as credibility and respect. Not so much because they gave it to Obama, but because they gave one to Yassir Arafat, and they gave one to Henry Kissinger. And there are a few others that could now be called into question as well, including the current leader of Myanmar.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    In truth, the Nobel Peace Prize is already pretty tarnished as far as credibility and respect. Not so much because they gave it to Obama, but because they gave one to Yassir Arafat, and they gave one to Henry Kissinger. And there are a few others that could now be called into question as well, including the current leader of Myanmar.....
    Yeah, it's sad. Although, with the Myanmar lady, to be fair, she got hers for surviving many years in prison and such, long before the Rohingya issue...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Yeah, it's sad. Although, with the Myanmar lady, to be fair, she got hers for surviving many years in prison and such, long before the Rohingya issue...
    I agree. But Kissingerís is a slap in the face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I agree. But Kissinger’s is a slap in the face.
    That one did lots of evil things...

    Although, speaking as a bit of a devil's advocate, he WAS only doing his job, his duty, as he would have seen it, defending his country and the whole Western, capitalist world and its way of life, from Soviet Communist ideology...

    There were equally extreme and evil people on that side of the Cold War too, God knows. Andropov, for one, the KGb chief. That man started the war in Afghanistan, him, not Brezhnev, even if Brezhnev was still, formally, in charge (he was a senile old man, at that point, barely able to understand what went on around him...)

    If Andropov's kidneys didn't give out when they did, God only knows what vile schemes he could have come up with...

    It was just a nasty era, honestly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    That one did lots of evil things...

    Although, speaking as a bit of a devil's advocate, he WAS only doing his job, his duty, as he would have seen it, defending his country and the whole Western, capitalist world and its way of life, from Soviet Communist ideology...

    There were equally extreme and evil people on that side of the Cold War too, God knows. Andropov, for one, the KGb chief. That man started the war in Afghanistan, him, not Brezhnev, even if Brezhnev was still, formally, in charge (he was a senile old man, at that point, barely able to understand what went on around him...)

    If Andropov's kidneys didn't give out when they did, God only knows what vile schemes he could have come up with...

    It was just a nasty era, honestly...
    I remember a very funny Bloom County cartoon about Ronald Reagan having a nightmare about Andropov. Andropov was 'the rootinest-tootinest Russkie this side of the Pecos' in Ronald's nightmare. But he'd gotten the address wrong, and the nightmare showed up at the wrong house, and the guy wasn't scared at all. Maybe someone can find it, and post it here.....
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