Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sites — officialSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combat — chiefWorld May 26, 0:23
Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legateesBusiness & Economy May 26, 0:23
Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
SEVASTOPOL, March 12. /TASS/. Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is set to break an information blockade around Crimea upon his return to the native country and get the truth about the situation in the Russian Black Sea peninsula across to his compatriots, Hatoyama said on Thursday while visiting Crimea’s capital Sevastopol.
"Changing the society’s point of view after brainwashing is going to be difficult," Hatoyama said. "But I believe that common sense and justice will take the upper hand."
Speaking in favour of lifting the anti-Russian sanctions, the former Japanese prime minister said his country could supply the peninsula with technology that would help it settle the problems with electricity and water supplies.
"Japan has got interesting technologies of supplying potable and sewage water, of desalination of sea water alongside electricity transmission," he said. "However, for providing such technology, we need a governmental support."
Earlier, Hatoyama said that Japanese companies might take part in construction of the Kerch bridge across the Kerch Strait and in restoration of Crimea’s industrial potential.
On Thursday Hatoyama is rounding up his three-day visit to Crimea where he arrived despite official Tokyo’s warnings to check it out for himself that Crimea’s residents had been seeking reunification with Russia.