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Can Russia celebrate a dark and gloomy Soviet war against Japan?


The lower house of Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, passed a bill on 7 July to name 2 September — the date Japan signed the Articles of Surrender ending the Second World War — “Victory Over Japan Day.” On 14 July, the upper house, the Federation Council, approved the bill.
The idea that the day of shameful Soviet aggression toward Japan should, at this late date, become a national holiday shows that Russia’s values are unchanged from those Stalin and the Soviet Union. Mr. Yamamoto Takuma, chairman of Japanese Army Veteran’s Club wrote a strong criticism against such an unjust action taken by Russia.