Arsenyev Museum Opens WWII Exhibit
The exhibition titled Sacred and Everlasting Memory is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII.
VLADIVOSTOK. September 6. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Arsenyev State Museum opens a new exhibition dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII called ‘Sacred and Everlasting Memory’ at 4:00 p.m. today.
A museum spokesman said the exhibition will display photographs and videos by the war photographers and cinematographers that captured combat path of the Soviet troops in Manchuria in August 1945. At the time, Soviet forces were fighting for the liberation of Manchuria, northeastern China, Korea, south Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. On September 2, Japan, having virtually no army to continue the war, signed the Instrument of Surrender. During WWII, Soviet forces took about 600,000 soldiers and officers captive, captured about 700 tanks, over 1,800 artillery pieces, 860 aircrafts and more than 300,000 rifles.
The exhibit will also display personal belongings and photographs of the Japanese war prisoners that were held in camps up until 1948. The exhibition will run through September 30.
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