Russia Celebrates 75 Years of Victory Soldiers Parade in Northern Territories September 3 at 5:54 PM
On the third day of the end of World War II, a ceremony was held in the Russian Far East to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory, and parades were held by military soldiers stationed in the Northern Territories, which Russia effectively has jurisdiction over.
The Russian government had previously set the anniversary of the end of World War II as September 2, when Japan signed the surrender document, but it will be 75 years since the end of the war, and it has been changed to the third day of the Soviet era, which was a national holiday on the anniversary of the victory of the war against Japan, highlighting the victory of the war against Japan.
On the 3rd, a commemorative ceremony was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Northern Territories, as well as Vladivostok and Sakhalin in the Far East.
On the northern island of Etoroki, more than 200 islanders gathered in front of the victory monument to offer flowers to commemorate the victims of the war, and Russian soldiers stationed on the island paraded.
At a ceremony in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Limarenko, the governor of Sakhalin province, which has de facto jurisdiction over the Northern Territories, said, “This is where the last battle of the great war took place. As a result of the war, South Sakhalin and the islands were liberated and the current state of Sakhalin was formed,” he said, re-emphasizing Russia’s position that the islands, including the Northern Territories, had become Russian territory as a result of the war.
Japanese government protests that it is “unacceptable because it is not in agreement with Japan’s position”
In response to Russia’s claims, the Japanese government has protested that it is “unacceptable because it is in line with Japan’s position,” but the Russians have not broken their hard-line stance.