This interview was held after President Vladimir Putin returned to the seat of Russia’s presidency for a third term. Herein President Putin shares his vision of Russia’s ideal future and reveals his thoughts on Russia’s relations with Japan relations, as well as with the U.S., China, and other countries. This interview reveals the critical need for Japan to strengthen diplomatic ties with Russia in order to secure Japan’s security and global stability. Okawa provides this interview with the hope of aiding the development of global peace and bringing about a brighter future.