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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.