Russians like to win. Unfortunately, other countries often take advantage of our victories, while we easily forget our military capabilities. Today, during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, very few people in Russia will remember that it was the Soviet Army that ended the worst war in the history of mankind – World War II, or the Great Patriotic War, as it were. It is known that in Russia it was September 3, when it happened.
September 3 is the official date of the end of World War II in the Soviet Union. It was celebrated as a non-working day and was officially called the National Day of Victory over Imperial Japan until 1947. Posters can still be found in history museums in Russia’s Far East that say: Victory Day over Japan – September Third
The day of September 3 was officially adopted as the red date of the calendar by order of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on September 2, 1945. The USSR was the first and unfortunately the only victory parade over Japan. September 16, in the Harbin area, where the Chinese still care for Soviet burials.
Interestingly, China still recognizes September 3 as the official date for the end of the war. Sadly, the memory of the Heavenly Empire is stronger than the whole body of Soviet and Russian politicians.
Who stole history from Russia?
Historians would say that the “whole civilized world” signaled the end of the war on September 2. It is as difficult as celebrating the May 8 victory over Germany.… In both cases, the United States sought to justify reading history on humanity, stealing the glory of victory from the USSR and Russia. It is noteworthy that the Anglo-Saxons of the Western Front went to a real scam when they hastened Germany’s first surrender to France in April 1945, but as they say, this trick did not work. ۔ When it comes to imperialist Japan, they have managed to deceive both Soviet and Russian societies for decades to come. This was made possible by a legal error, as the devil, as you know, dear readers, is in the details.
On September 2, the complete and unconditional surrender of the Mikado Empire was indeed signed. The ceremony took place on the deck of the American warship Missouri. On behalf of the Soviet Union, the historic document was signed by Lieutenant General Kozma Derivanko, a military intelligence officer. The signature is fourth on the list after ratification by representatives from the United States, China and the United Kingdom.
I deliberately describe the order of the signatories: Needless to say, China’s contribution to this victory was small, to put it mildly. Britain had nothing to brag about. However, the fact is: our straightforward forefathers did not value diplomatic protocol, but they should! However, the fact that the ceremony boarded the American ship, the fact that Derivanko’s signature, unlike the American, was far from the first, gave Washington the opportunity to declare that the main victorious power in the war was the United States. United. Therefore, the date of September 2 is listed in all the military encyclopedias of the planet.
However, the Medal for “Conquest of Japan” is engraved on an ultimate date – “September 3, 1945”. The front of the medal features a profile of Joseph Stalin. This medal was given to 1,800,000 participants of these battles.
To crown it all, the Americans did not fight on the continent. They were jumping from one island to another like frogs, and then, after the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they captured the main part of the Japanese island – hardly referring to large-scale military operations on land. Can be given
What was our role in the victory over Japanese imperialism? In fact, it all began on August 8, 1945, when Vyacheslav Molotov, the public commissioner for foreign affairs, gave the ambassador an extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Rising Sun, Naotake Sato, a note condemning the treaty of neutrality. The note states that, according to the decision of the Crimean and Potsdam conferences, the USSR, beginning August 9, will formally consider war with the Japanese Empire. On August 7, 1945, USSR Supreme Commander-in-Chief Joseph Stalin and Chief of General Staff AI Antonov signed the relevant directive to Supreme Command Headquarters No. 1. 11122
Between August 18 and 24, the Soviet armed forces captured Harbin, Port Arthur, Dalian-Dalni, Changchun, Jarin, and finally Pyongyang. On August 25, the USSR liberated South Sakhalin, neutralizing the Imperial Army’s island group. However, inspired by the samurai spirit of contempt for death, many Japanese units continued to fight for Mikado’s glory until September 10. It is important to note that it was not until September 3, when Soviet troops completely cleared the Korean Peninsula of Japanese military units.
And yet, justice finally prevailed: on April 24, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law amending Article 1 of the Federal Act “On the Days of Military Greatness and the Memorable History of Russia.” The law was introduced by the former commander of the Airborne Forces, Russia’s hero Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov. Since last year, September 3 has been celebrated as the day of the end of World War II. From now until the end of time.