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August 23, 1945. Red Army over Port Arthur. vi…

August 23, 1945. Red Army over Port Arthur.

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August 23, 1945, despite the unconditional surrender of Japan days before, a new parachute operation allowed the Red Army to recover the symbolic coastal city of Port Arthur, now Chinese territory, which the Russians had lost to Japan in the Russian-Japanese War of 1905.

Soviet marines hoisting the Soviet naval ensig…

Soviet marines hoisting the Soviet naval ensign over Port Arthur, 1 October 1945

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