US fighter jets escort Russian bombers over Baltic and Norwegian SeasMilitary & Defense September 21, 11:46
US wants UN Human Rights Council to serve its own political interests — Russian envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 9:48
Moscow warns US any shellings of Russian task force by Syrian opposition will be thwartedRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 9:16
Tillerson says Trump may have decision on Iran nuclear dealWorld September 21, 7:46
Top diplomat confirms Russia’s commitment to maintaining Iran nuclear dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 4:28
No need to review Iranian nuclear deal — MogheriniWorld September 21, 3:50
Mexico earthquake death toll tops 230World September 21, 3:15
Senior diplomat explains why Moscow did not back US declaration on UN reformRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 2:20
Russia’s proposal on UN mission in Donbass still on the table, diplomat notesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 1:42
MOSCOW, December 26, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has taken notice of the visit the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, paid to Yasukini shrine.
The souls of military criminals charged with Class A crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are believed to rest in eternal peace in the shrine.
“Official Tokyo is well-informed on how sensitively the peoples affected by Japan’s aggression during World War II perceive visits to the shrine,” said Aleksandr Lukashevich, the press secretary for the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“We are confident the correct understanding of the historic background constitutes an important basis of Tokyo’s present-day relations with neighbouring countries that fought against the Japanese militarism during WWII,” the diplomat said.
“Amid increasing attempts of definite forces to indoctrinate the Japanese society with assessments of World War II, which differ from the ones prevailing across the world, such an action of Japan’s head of government cannot but arouse regret,” he said.