Kuril islands dispute between Russia and Japan
The Russian president has infuriated Japan by making a visit to remote and disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Dmitry Medvedev has become the first Russian leader to visit the islands, which prevented a peace treaty between Russia and Japan after World War II.
They are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils and in Japan as the Northern Territories.
Roland Buerk reports.
01 Nov 2010
- From the section South Asia