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Japan’s False Hopes of Courting Russia


As the old Soviet joke goes, it is difficult to predict history in Russia. Against the backdrop of the Kremlin’s longstanding efforts to promote a revisionist version of World War II, this past April the Russian Duma (parliament) passed a law to officially change the war’s end date from September 2nd to the 3rd. The bill’s authors cite as the reason for the change the decree of the Supreme Soviet Presidium to declare September 3rd “the day of victory over Japan,” as well as the fact that the Chinese and Japanese also celebrate the end of the war on this …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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