Tokyo declassified documents on USSR plans to transfer two islands of the South Kuriles to Japan

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The Soviet Union considered the option according to which it was ready to recognize the Japanese part of the Kuril ridge in order to settle the territorial dispute. Tokyo recently declassified documents on the USSR's plans to transfer two South Kuril Islands to Japan.

The Japanese news agency Kyodo News writes about it.



It is reported that in 1972, Moscow intended to give Tokyo two of the four small islands belonging to the South Kuril Islands and located near Hokkaido. The transfer to Japan of Shikotan and Habomai (which is a small archipelago) was supposed.

The reason for this decision by the Kremlin was the likely normalization of relations between Tokyo and Beijing. Moscow feared that China would make every effort to prevent the conclusion of a peace Soviet-Japanese treaty. In particular, the KGB, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of the USSR warned about this.

Moscow's calculation was that the Japanese would give guarantees of non-aggression on their part and on the part of the American contingent stationed in Japan. But this deal did not take place, since Tokyo demanded the return of four South Kuril Islands at once. Because of these differences, the peace treaty was never concluded.

Today, according to a statement made by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihido Sugi in March, Tokyo wants to solve the "problem of the Northern Territories" (as the Russian Kurils are called in Japan) by diplomatic means. Russian officials, for their part, have repeatedly stated that the Kuril Islands are an integral part of the Russian Federation. At the same time, radicals in Japan continue to insist that Russia "give Japan four islands."
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  1. BAI
    +29
    24 May 2021
    But this deal did not take place, since Tokyo demanded the return of four South Kuril Islands at once.

    Greed has ruined the frayer. I hope it will continue to ruin.
    1. +15
      24 May 2021
      Declassified! The truth has been hidden from the Japanese people for so many years! laughing
      1. +7
        24 May 2021
        Quote: Alex777
        Declassified! The truth has been hidden from the Japanese people for so many years!

        Yesterday I learned from reliable sources that America in the 70s wanted to return the Aleutian Islands to the USSR, along with all of Alaska, in exchange for guarantees that the USSR would not attack America .. Something like this. laughing I just don't understand who this Japanese nonsense is for.
        1. +1
          25 May 2021
          Silly Japanese! Now fiercely scratch your turnips and tear your hair where you can, out of annoyance that you did not agree earlier. And now - that's it, Russia has passed a law prohibiting squandering "Kemsky volosts". laughing And why? The reason yours greed. And "greed - as the English poet of the 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer said - is the root of all evil"! lol
    2. +12
      24 May 2021
      It's not so much greed here as juggling facts)
      It turns out from the message of the Japanese that the transfer of the islands was thwarted because of China, and not because Japan refused to comply with the requirements of the USSR when transferring these two islands - neutral status and refusal to deploy American bases on Japanese territory)))
  2. +15
    24 May 2021
    They wanted, did not want, what difference does it make, there are many who wanted what. The fact is determined by the constitution. Declassified, but what's the secret in the fact that someone wanted something? Can "declassify" Stalin's opinion at dinner, about Japan in the 45th?
    1. +6
      24 May 2021
      Quote: NIKNN
      Declassified, but what's the secret in the fact that someone wanted something?

      And it is not clear why there was such secrecy of this "Wishlist" on the part of Tokyo?
      Rather, the Japanese did not want the world to know that Tokyo did not want to withdraw US troops from Japan, although there is no secret here either.
      There can be no negotiations anymore, but the Japanese have the audacity, given the presence of American troops on their territory, to make claims to Russia. Quite "the Ramses have beguiled."
      1. +2
        24 May 2021
        And it is not clear why there was such secrecy of this "Wishlist" on the part of Tokyo?

        Everything is clear here: what the States say, the Japanese do.
        But the Japanese people are not very pleased to realize this. bully
    2. +3
      24 May 2021
      Maybe someone else will declassify something. And then after our Khrushchevs, Brezhnevs, Gorbachevs, Yeltsins, Shevardnadze and Kozyrevs there is a whole line of people who want to grab a piece of land or the sea shelf of our country? stop
  3. +8
    24 May 2021
    Interestingly, does the Japanese "People" know about the readiness of the Japanese authorities to transfer (during the Second World War) to the USSR Hokkaido in exchange for its neutrality?
    1. +5
      24 May 2021
      Quote: knn54
      Interestingly, does the Japanese "People" know about the readiness of the Japanese authorities to transfer (during the Second World War) to the USSR Hokkaido in exchange for its neutrality?

      This is the first time I've heard ... But I'm not a Japanese people, if anything)
      1. +6
        24 May 2021
        In general, that was the case. After the defeat of the Kwantung grouping and the atomic bombing, it was possible to squeeze out half of Japan in favor of the Soviet Union.
  4. +1
    24 May 2021
    an interesting fact. but only for historians.
    1. +1
      24 May 2021
      Quote: Falx
      an interesting fact. but only for historians.

      Yes, historians have known about this for a long time, but for them it is not a sensation either. Just another "gesture" of Japanese politicians.
  5. +10
    24 May 2021
    so that Russia "gave Japan four islands."
    Will he get sick? You will not refuse them "modesty"!
    The sakura has faded
    The petals flew away
    Kuril Islands too ...

    Kozma Prutkov, orientalist, hockey fan ... crying .
    1. +1
      24 May 2021
      For the first time I hear about an orientalist, Kozma Prutkov ... but it's still nice to know something amazing about this character ... keep up the good work ...
      1. 0
        25 May 2021
        Quote: aleks neym_2
        About orientalist

        It's funny... wink Kozma, in my interpretations, acts as a specialist and expert in all sorts of interesting cases. And even has comment deletion.
        Something like this ... hi
        1. +1
          25 May 2021
          I have a book, God knows what year of publication: "Kozma Prutkov - look at the root" - from time to time I reread ... (it's time to redo it on a hard cover) ...
          1. 0
            25 May 2021
            I also have .... "Works by Kozma Prutkov"
  6. +3
    24 May 2021
    Wishlist that Japan did not want to declassify
  7. +2
    24 May 2021
    It is completely out of place. - shake the documents on the failed "deal". We drove, now everything, no ... not a single cobblestone.
  8. +5
    24 May 2021
    Then they did not agree to two, but now not one shines. Success of Japanese diplomacy, what else can I say.
  9. +3
    24 May 2021
    I was 11 years old, I only remember the Super Series. Who is older, there was such a movement from the Central Committee of the CPSU that doubts gnaw. Gromyko, Mr. NO, he ruled in the Foreign Ministry !!!
    1. +10
      24 May 2021
      For some reason, I also think that it is a fake. They say, look, even the USSR wanted to give us islands under the usual promise not to attack, not to place, and you are arming.
      1. +2
        24 May 2021
        Quote: Dimy4
        They say, look, even the USSR wanted to give us the islands under the usual promise not to attack, not to place, and you are arming.

        And what are they? Can they guarantee it now? Or remove the Americans from their land?
    2. -5
      24 May 2021
      Why on this forum pedal like nowhere else the theme of the islands ,?
      Shikotan habomai were taught the price tags in the 90s it is interesting to read that torn source.
      well, 50 years later, when the latter will probably run away to some kind of joint management (verbiage of your choice), they will still be given back, unless of course the patriots move from the Moscow Ring Road
  10. +3
    24 May 2021
    The Japanese already had few smokes (because they realized that they would not get anything), so give them the Northern Sea Route. Borze by leaps and bounds counting on American support. Or maybe a Japanese head knock on the closed gate harder, suddenly, at last, the brains, lost after the 2nd MV, will fall into place?
    1. +1
      24 May 2021
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The Japanese already had few smokes (because they realized that they would not get anything), so give them the Northern Sea Route. Borze by leaps and bounds

      They need to translate the tale "About the Fisherman and the Goldfish". Maybe wiser?
  11. +1
    24 May 2021
    And even here the secret. It has long been known that they were offered by the USSR. With some conditions. They did not want to. Now suck your paw
    1. +1
      24 May 2021
      Quote: alexey alexeyev_2
      And even here the secret. It has long been known that they were offered by the USSR. With some conditions. They did not want to. Now suck your paw

      No, not a paw - another organ))))
    2. +2
      24 May 2021
      It has long been known that the USSR offered them. With some conditions

      There, the conditions were not feasible for them - to withdraw all US troops
  12. +6
    24 May 2021
    At the same time, radicals in Japan continue to insist that Russia "give Japan four islands."


    Even negotiations cannot be conducted, otherwise criminal liability ...
    1. +5
      24 May 2021
      And it’s right not an inch of land to anyone. We have examples at hand - Donbass. And if not for the referendum on Crimea, then there would be the same as in Donbass, much worse.
    2. +2
      24 May 2021
      They are pounding water in a mortar .... the guys, the ministers, are observing traditions.
      1. +4
        24 May 2021
        And this is for the electorate or just advertising statements ...
        1. +2
          24 May 2021
          Quote: cniza
          And this is for the electorate or just advertising statements ...

          Probably for the electorate, to show how they are trying. ...
      2. +2
        24 May 2021
        .... wants to solve .... diplomatically .... 4 islands .....

        hi good evening, Victor! lol vopomomim, multiple statements Poroshenko that he is ready to join the EU straight soon, .... All the time his presidency declared .... Only the Japs overtook him. ... they declare longer ...
        1. +1
          24 May 2021
          Hi Dmitry soldier
          Zabugornye, have become such active applicants! I would like to ask, do you yourself understand what and how much did you declare ???
          1. +1
            24 May 2021
            VICTOR, we have repeatedly discussed this topic with you, wondering at them and asking this question.
            Quote: rocket757
            ..... Zabugornye, have become such active applicants! I would like to ask, do you yourself understand what and how much did you declare ???
            After all, every time they thought it was the last time ...
            But no. We ought to keep track of what days, what dates and the weather .... What if this is their ritual?
            Let's say --- make such and such statements on certain days?
  13. +1
    24 May 2021
    In particular, the KGB, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of the USSR warned about this.
    Was this also taken from Japanese documents? lol
  14. +2
    24 May 2021
    Spin, Japan, as you want, but tomorrow by 9 a.m. the USSR should be restored to its former borders :)
    Then we will remember the past and cry :)
  15. +1
    24 May 2021
    Tokyo declassified documents on USSR plans to transfer two islands of the South Kuriles to Japan

    But this deal did not take place, as Tokyo demanded the return of four South Kuril Islands at once.


    Huh, what did they declassify there, if everyone knows this information?
  16. +3
    24 May 2021
    Stuffs and fakes for the Japanese public. They declassified))
  17. -3
    24 May 2021
    "Moscow's calculation was that the Japanese would give guarantees of non-aggression on their part and on the part of the American contingent stationed in Japan."
    Such nonsense! This is possible only in the nineties and under Putin, there were no fools in the USSR.
    What guarantees can an occupied country give? It's like asking Ukraine or Estonia to withdraw NATO soldiers and advisers.
  18. -3
    24 May 2021
    Moscow's calculation was that the Japanese would give guarantees of non-aggression on their part and on the part of the American contingent stationed in Japan. But this deal did not take place, since Tokyo demanded the return of four South Kuril Islands at once.


    This is their constant problem.
    Suddenly 4 islands ...
    Some kind of special logic ...

    And how could the Japanese give guarantees of non-aggression from the Americans?
    Unclear.
    Muddy shorter
  19. 0
    24 May 2021
    Give away part of the land in exchange for non-aggression guarantees?
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  21. -1
    24 May 2021
    And they have not declassified the documents on Russia's plans to transfer the ears from the dead donkey to the Yapas yet?
  22. +1
    24 May 2021
    Tokyo wants to solve the "problem of the Northern Territories" (as the Russian Kuriles are called in Japan) by diplomatic means
    Will not work. "Russia will 'knock out teeth' for those who intend to 'bite off' Siberia under the pretext that it unfairly belongs to Russia," Putin said. This is a clear message to everyone. So the question about the Kuril Islands is closed.
  23. +1
    24 May 2021
    But this deal did not take place, since Tokyo demanded the return of four South Kuril Islands at once.
  24. 0
    24 May 2021
    I once promised to marry many people ...
  25. 0
    24 May 2021
    Old songs about the "main thing" ..... you can't say otherwise.
  26. 0
    24 May 2021
    Moscow's calculation was that the Japanese would give guarantees of non-aggression on their part and on the part of the American contingent stationed in Japan.


    A strange saying, to put it mildly, Moscow's calculation, and this in 1972 on the non-aggression of Japan, seriously? The United States then preferred to negotiate and make concessions.
  27. 0
    24 May 2021
    Duc tram long gone, now what's the point of flapping wings? request
  28. 0
    24 May 2021
    Apparently, the documents were an analyst of the OBS agency (one grandmother said) and they kept them secret so as not to disclose the agent who worked for the bum.
  29. +1
    24 May 2021
    Now, "if only", "maybe", all the Japanese will not calm down, they probably sleep badly for how many decades.
  30. +2
    24 May 2021
    what In the year one thousand nine hundred shashnadatom, as I remember chichas, Mikado planned to become part of the Republic of Ingushetia as the Tokyo region. laughing The Japons wanted BEFORE yesterday's cabbage soup.
  31. 0
    24 May 2021
    At the same time, radicals in Japan continue to insist that Russia "give Japan four islands."

    The Russian government is obliged to stop the transfer of Russian lands (including for territorial claims, such as the United States, Norway, China) and not give any reasons for raising in the press, in some "voice", in the "next room" hints on similar topics.
  32. 0
    24 May 2021
    we should hold exercises there
  33. 0
    24 May 2021
    I wonder if Abe has already committed Seppuku or is still sadly sipping on cooling sake? wassat
  34. -1
    24 May 2021
    Well Duc, it's up to little: create a time machine, go back to 1972, nod and it's in the bag (or in a Japanese kippah, I don't know what they wear there)
  35. 0
    24 May 2021
    Tokyo declassified documents on USSR plans to transfer two islands of the South Kuriles to Japan


    Ok of course
    But in vain, apparently ... request
  36. 0
    24 May 2021
    Quote: Author
    ..Tokyo declassified documents on USSR plans to transfer two South Kuril Islands to Japan.


    let it be better to declassify the current plans of the Kremlin compradors for our Kuril Islands, because, in my opinion, the previous prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, swore by the "father's grave" not from a bunch of bugs - there were grounds for this, only a stupid samurai voiced, but "quiet sapa" was meant.
  37. 0
    24 May 2021
    Why is this topic discussed at all?
    So strange ...

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