Russian President Putin and Japanese PM Abe shake hands before an opening ceremony of the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Russian President Putin and Japanese PM Abe shake hands before an opening ceremony of the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before an opening ceremony of the cross-cultural year of Russia and Japan at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on May 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Maxim Shemetov

May 27, 2018 3:36 PM (UTC+8)