The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova said the designation of the South Kuril Islands as Japan’s territory on the map published on the website of the Olympic games in 2020 in Tokyo, reports “Russian conversation” with reference to TASS.

According to the spokesman of the foreign Ministry, no action the Japanese side can not question the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over the southern part of the Kuril Islands. The southern Islands legally belong to Russia by the end of the Second world war.

The Russian side has repeatedly appealed to Tokyo, and emphasized that it is unacceptable to use materials in which the Southern Kuriles is designated as a territory of Japan.

The Russian foreign Ministry regretted the Japanese decision to politicize the upcoming major sports games.

Earlier Senator Alexei Pushkov called the emergence of the Southern Kuriles as part of Japan on the Olympic map by violating the “red line”, and his colleague Franz Klintsevich considers the actions of the Japanese side provocation against Russian athletes.

Recall, the Japanese foreign Ministry refused to accept a protest on violations of visa-free exchanges between Japan and Kuril Islands.