MCU’s Professor Victor Kuzminkov on peace treaty between Russia and Japan

On September 19, Victor Kuzminkov, Associate Professor at the MCU’s Japanese Language Department, participated as an expert in the round table discussion dedicated to the peace treaty between Russia and Japan, featured by the Rossiya Segodnya news agency.

The renowned Russian political scientists and diplomats, gathered for the discussion, included Alexander Panov, Head of the Diplomacy Department at MGIMO University; Valery Kistanov, Head of the Japan Studies Department at the Russian Institute of the Far East; and Vladimir Nelidov, Professor at the Asian Studies Department at MGIMO University.

The talks featured acute issues such as:

  • What is the intended policy of Japan towards Russia?
  • What is the attitude of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the peace treaty with Russia?
  • Is Japan actually interested in the full-fledged cooperation with Russia or simply wants to regain the disputed territories?
  • Can Japan be a trusted partner for Russia, taking into account the country’s close ties with the US?
You can watch the full video broadcast of the talks in Russian here.