The most disputed territories in the world
Senkaku (Diaoyu) islands: The chain of remote, energy-rich islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.
Kuril Islands: This dispute is the primary reason why Japan and Russia have never signed a peace treaty to formalize the end of World War II.
Kuril Islands: The Kuril Islands are a volcanic archipelago with 56 islands, currently under Russian administration.
Transdniestria: Even with an ongoing Russian military presence, most Transnistrians have Moldovan citizenship
Transdniestria: Transdniestria proclaimed independence from Moldova and allegiance to Moscow in the early '90s,.
Transdniestria: Russia has other territorial disputes on its hands, including a tiny strip of land called Transdniestria.
Further Ukrainian territories: The invasion has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths on both sides.
Further Ukrainian territories: In February 2022, the conflict saw a major escalation as Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Crimea: In February and March 2014, Russia invaded and subsequently annexed Crimea from Ukraine.
Crimea: Crimea, a peninsula located by the Black Sea, has a predominantly ethnic Russian population.