From Japan to USA: foreign policy challenges

­Mikhail Margelov – Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Russian Federation Council

Today our guest is Mikhail Margelov. After President Medvedev visited the Kuril Islands, the Russian territory claimed by Japan, Tokyo recalled its ambassador from Moscow. Russia calls this move emotional and hopes it will not hamper bilateral relations. But Tokyo is sure to exercise its best etiquette at the forthcoming APEC Summit in Yokohama. How are the two countries going to get along? Here is the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, Mikhail Margelov.