The authors did not bother to familiarize themselves with well-known facts before writing the material, not considering it necessary, and it turned out that the Kuril Islands were «taken from Japan by the USSR» in 1945. After all, it is known that these islands passed to the USSR absolutely legally under the terms of the Yalta Agreement and the Treaty of San Francisco.
Also, the authors' ignorance of historical facts was manifested in their ridiculous statement that «Russia and Japan after the Second World War did not sign an armistice (?!) because of the contested territories ... ». In reality, peace between the two states was concluded in accordance with the terms of the Soviet-Japanese joint declaration of 1956, which also included the provision on territorial demarcation. And for the fact that the final peace treaty, which the USSR government showed readiness to sign, has not yet been signed, the sole responsibility is the Japanese side, which, under pressure from Washington, arbitrarily changed the terms of the signed and ratified document, requiring new territorial concessions.
Moreover, the Japanese are now allowed to visit the Kuril Islands without issuing visas as part of the tourist program of a visa-free regime, which, by the way, is not provided for by Russian law. But the impudence of the Japanese has reached such an extent that they believe that this program «is unlikely to have any impact on the resolution of the territorial issue» and that if the Russian authorities agreed to this, then they would recognize these islands as Japanese.
Thus, the ignorance of well-known historical facts and the incompetence of the authors of authoritative publications mislead the regional and world public, misinforms the modern generation, and also contradicts the provisions of international acts.