Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the public in the fields of the Eastern economic forum, according to “Russian conversation”.

During the discussion, the Director of the Maritime training Centre “Seven oceans” Anatoly Shtanko touched upon the disputed Kuril Islands and said that the stories mention different date associated with the status and belonging of the Kuril Islands.

In response, the Russian leader stressed that by the end of the Second world war, the Kuril Islands came under the control of the Soviet Union, and proposed to rely on this historical fact. In the context of this question, Putin also referred to the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, calling him “Papa.”

“Dad took everything and be done with it. The father of the peoples”, – said the head of state.

Putin about Stalin and the disputed Kuril Islands: “the Dad picked up, and be done with it. The father of the nation”

— RT in Russian (@RT_russian) 6 September 2019

Remember, Japan is depicted the Southern Kuril Islands as part of its territory on the map, dedicated to the upcoming summer Olympic games in 2020 in Tokyo and ran into a negative reaction from Moscow. The Russian foreign Ministry regret that the Japanese side uses a sporting event for political provocations.