Natalya Stapran, PhD in History of International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Foreign Ministry

1978 - Born in Moscow
1999 - Graduates, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
2000 - Graduate research student, State University of Yamagata
2002 - Diplomatic staff, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Tokyo
2004 - PhD, History of International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
2005 - Assistant professor, Oriental Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Today we're once again talking about the Islands. On October 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has visited Tokyo. It was a short working visit and the sides were discussing a broad spectrum of matters concerning Russo-Japanese relations. What is the current state of bilateral relations? And what about the disputed Islands? To answer these questions, our guest today is - professor at the Oriental Department of Moscow State Institute of International Relations - Natalya Stapran.