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Russia cosies up to Japan in a pivot to Asia

It is trying to profit from the delicate balance of power among the United States, Japan and China.

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Iturup is one of the islands "liberated" by the Soviet Union when Joseph Stalin ordered the Red Army to join the Pacific Theatre after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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FUN fact - World War II is not over yet. Technically, Japan and Russia are still at war. After the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Joseph Stalin hurriedly ordered the Red Army to join the Pacific Theatre, declaring war on Imperial Japan. In the process, the Soviet

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