During his term, he developed a relationship with the Siberian town of Shelekhov, particularly a bilateral dialogue to improve the gravesites of Soviet soldiers in Japan and Japanese soldiers in Siberia; he was so close to Russia that Japanese authorities monitored him closely as a potential communist sympathizer. He visited Shelekhov more than 15 times during his 35 years in office, and part of his ashes were buried there following his death.
- "Event Files", a President of Russia webpage
- Reitman, Valerie (28 April 2000). "Personal Element to Japan Premier's Russia Trip". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- Ёсиро Мори побывал на могиле отца
- The Monument of Friendship between Russia and Japan
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