Japan lauds Vladimir Putin’s victory as part of Russo-Japanese diplomacy

NATIONAL / POLITICS Japan lauds Vladimir Putin’s victory as isle row anchors Russo-Japanese diplomacy BY DAISUKE KIKUCHI STAFF WRITER The government on Monday welcomed the re-election of Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledged to continue talks with Moscow on settling a long-standing territorial … Continue reading

110 years after Russo-Japanese War, one battle remains

Still cranky after all these years Japan’s plan to resolve a 70-year-old row with Russia is failing The Kuril islanders are not that keen on Japanese investment and tourism  Print edition | Asia Kurilsk and Nemuro RUSSIAN sounds familiar to Yoi … Continue reading

U.S.-Russia relationship has been testy, not special

Can Donald Trump handle diplomacy the way Theodore Roosevelt did? HOT AND COLD Todd Culbertson column: U.S.-Russia relationship has been testy, not special Todd Culbertson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In December 1988, President-elect George Bush, President Ronald Reagan, and Soviet President … Continue reading

100 years ago, Russia’s last #Czar abdicated. Will Putin be named Czar?

The Abdication of Nicholas II Left Russia Without a Czar for the First Time in 300 Years Events in Saint Petersburg 100 years ago brought the end to the Romanov dynasty image: https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/3d/47/3d473844-fadb-44ac-9510-69a1e1b9ed3f/nikolaus_ii_russland-wr.jpg__800x600_q85_crop_subject_location-541%2C173.jpgNicholas II with guards outside the imperial palace. … Continue reading

In 1904, Russia and Japan Went to War (And Asia Has Never Been the Same Since)

THE BUZZ In 1904, Russia and Japan Went to War (And Asia Has Never Been the Same Since) Robert Farley World War I and World War II so transformed the maps of both Europe and Asia that discerning the influence … Continue reading

Pearl Harbor was not the first time a country underestimated the Japanese; the Russo-Japanese War was

Dec. 7, 1941 George Petras, USA TODAY December 6, 2016 The USS Arizona explodes and sinks in the first wave of attacks on Pearl Harbor. Seventy-five years ago, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating surprise attack against U.S. air … Continue reading

100th Anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway

100th Anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway: Five facts about the world’s longest rail line The impressive infrastructural feat was completed in 1916 and remains the backbone of Russia Rachael Revesz New York Labourers worked to build the … Continue reading

On 98th Anniversary of Romanovs’ Execution, Ship is Refitted

Historic Russian ship returns to mooring after refit SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian cruiser Aurora, whose salvo against the Winter Palace sounded the start of the 1917 revolution, returned to its mooring in Saint Petersburg Saturday after a year-and-a-half of restoration work. … Continue reading

Eyewitness account of the Russo-Japanese War

There were official observers of the Russo-Japanese War whose documents contributed to our knowledge of the first Modern War. My grandfather was a soldier, and later an officer, in the Russian army during this war, and he kept diaries that … Continue reading