The Japanese went berserk over the new five-ruble Russian coin. The reverse depicts a stele in memory of the Kuril landing operation вЂ” the liberation of the islands from the Japanese aggressor.
The jubilee coin was issued in a circulation of 2 million copies.
The coin has angered some Japanese commentators on the Web. They called the jubilee issue вЂњdemonstrativeвЂќ and called on the Japanese authorities to issue coins reminiscent of Russia's defeat in the Russo-Japanese War.
вЂњJapan also needs to issue a commemorative coin in memory of the victory over Russia in the Russo-Japanese War! We need to force this to do our cowardly government, always silent in response to insults, вЂќ wrote one of the readers of the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper.
Japan makes territorial claims to the Kuril Islands of Russia, officially assigned to our country following the Second World War.
The Kuril landing operation took place from August 18 to September 1, 1945. After heavy battles, the Kuril Islands returned to the USSR (RSFSR).
Earlier it was reported that Japanese readers launched an active discussion about the ownership of the Kuriles.