Russian, Japanese Leaders Discuss Territorial Dispute

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Monday in Moscow in the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in 10 years.

They agreed to step up efforts to resolve a territorial dispute that has prevented Japan and Russia from signing a peace treaty ending World War II.

The dispute involves a set of islands, known in Japan as the Northern Territories and in Russia as the Kurils, which Russia seized in the final days of the war in 1945.

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