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Russian FM Urges Japan Not to Distort History
Moscow, January 19 (KCNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov referred to the issue of the southern Kuriles in a press conference on Jan. 18.

Noting that four islands of the southern Kuriles became part of the Russian territory as a result of World War II, he said that there is no doubt about Russia's sovereignty over the islands.

It is needless to create complexity or give priority to feelings over this matter, he said urging Japan to refrain from issuing statement contrary to etiquette and not to distort history unilaterally.

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