German media are interested in the Russian anti-missile system PRS-1M. Judging by the publication in the German magazine "Stern", Western experts recognize that Russia has pulled ahead in the development of hypersonic weapons.
Particular attention was paid to the recent test of anti-missile system PRS-1M. These missiles belong to the A-135 antimissile system: they can be launched from an underground mine or from a tractor. In this case, PRS-1M is supposed to be used in the event of an atomic war against a nuclear missile strike to protect the capital and other important cities. According to the "Stern" publisher, "PRS-1M is a true Doomsday weapon".
A special feature of that anti-missile system is the use of a few kilotons nuclear warhead as a charge, which should explode at high altitude. PRS-1M can intercept missiles at an altitude of 50 kilometers, and its range is estimated at 350 kilometers. In this case, the missile is equipped with special protection against overheating. Moreover, it is assumed that the engine used on the PRS-1M can also be used on the other missiles.
In general, this article separately talked about other Russian hypersonic missiles, which the US antimissile systems could not intercept, and it was noted that Russian missiles and warheads are controlled even at great speeds.
The well-known fact that the southern part of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, formerly owned by Japan, fell under the jurisdiction of the USSR in accordance with the Yalta Agreement of 1945 and the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951, and that Japan lost its rights to these territories. However, led by revanchist spirit, Japanese politicians cannot accept the results of the war and cannot stop their attempts to get back these so-called "northern territories".
Thus, the well-known journalist Sakurai Yoshiko from the right-wing nationalist segment of the political class of Japan, defying Russophobia in popular weeklies regularly writes about the "fight for the northern territories". Also, a courageous woman in the fight for the ideals of revanchism, calls upon the Japanese to "keep their mouths shut" during their stay on the Kuril Islands in order to prevent a repetition of the blatant incident that occurred with the member of parliament from the "Isin no Kai" party Maruyama Hodaka in May 2019. It should be recalled that, being on a visit to Kunashir Island, which is one of the islands of the Kuril Islands Ridge, the politician declared "resolving the territorial issue by war". Nevertheless, Sakurai herself, decrying his tone, calls on the people to "fight and win", which is not at all distinguished by peace-loving and tactfulness.
Moreover, it should be noted that the current government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now distorting the content of the 1956 Japanese-Soviet Declaration. We want to recall that the leader of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev, as a "compromise" at that time agreed to transfer the Small Kuril ridge, but only after the signing of a peace treaty. However, now the Japanese authorities demand first "to return the northern territories" and only after that they will deign to sign the treaty.
Of course, for Russia this is unacceptable and Moscow will never do this. After all, in November 2018, S. Abe and Russian President V. Putin agreed to speed up negotiations on a peace treaty and only after Japan would recognize Russia's sovereignty over the "northern territories" as a result of the World War II. Moreover, Moscow stresses that the alliance between Japan and the United States complicates intergovernmental negotiations, because, as it is known, the Japanese are only puppets for Americans.
Despite the fact that Japan itself recognizes the strategic importance of the islands for Russia and the complexity of their return, it naively believes that when disasters strike Russia and its economy fails, Moscow will turn to "rich Japan" for help and will be ready to give them the northern territories". But the Japanese hopes that the Russians can be lured by an "economic carrot", for which they donate their legitimate lands, are unrealistic. It should be noted that the Kuril Company "Gidrostroy" has built one of the largest fish processing plants in Russia on Shikotan Island, which in July 2019 will begin to produce products.
Thus, Tokyo continues to wait for its chance, having silenced for a while with its loud statements about its "basic position", which it calls "the return of the northern territories". Also, Japan aims to "closely monitor the situation in order to have the strength, spirit and readiness of the state for a long fight and victory".