Yoshihiko Okabe, an expert on Russia at the University of Kobe in Japan, says that “about 60 percent of the population” of the Northern Territories – what Moscow calls the Kuriles – consists of ethnic Ukrainians, the result of the forced resettlement of populations there by the Soviet government after 1945. 24 more words

via Japanese expert: Ethnic Ukrainians form 60% of Northern Territories’ (Kuriles’) population — Euromaidan Press

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