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Russia Builds New Military Barracks On Disputed Islands Near Japan

Russia says it has built new barracks to house its troops on a disputed island chain near Japan and will build more military facilities there next year. The December 17 announcement by the Defense Ministry is likely to anger Tokyo, which wants Moscow to reduce its military activity on the Russia-administered chain, known in Japan as the Northern Territories and in Russia as the Southern Kuriles. Source: Radio Free Europe

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