Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, toast after an opening ceremony of the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, toast after an opening ceremony of the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Alexei Druzhinin AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, toast after an opening ceremony of the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Alexei Druzhinin AP