Russia will build 392 buildings for military garrisons in Kuril Islands — defense minister

MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s special construction agency Spetsstroi is to put up some 400 buildings and facilities on the Iturup and Kunashir islands of the Great Kuril Ridge, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.

“A total of 392 buildings and facilities are to be put up. Only advanced pre-fabricated structures easy to assemble will be used,” Shoigu said while holding a distance conference with the armed forces’ senior commanders.

Kuril Islands territorial dispute

Russia and Japan have no peace treaty signed after World War II. Settlement of the problem inherited by Russia’s diplomacy from the Soviet Union is hampered by the years-long dispute over the four islands of Russia’s Southern Kurils – Shikotan, Khabomai, Iturup and Kunashir, which Japan calls its northern territories.

After World War II, in September 1945, Japan signed the capitulation, and in February 1946, the Kuril Islands were declared territories of the Soviet Union.

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