FSB declassified documents on Japan's creation of a bacteriological bomb

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The Federal Security Service of Russia has declassified documents on the creation of a bacteriological weapons during the Second World War. The Japanese intended to apply developments in this area against the Soviet army.

Japan planned the widespread use of bacteriological weapons during hostilities against the Soviet army, therefore it attached great importance to the development of such weapons, it follows from the documents released by the FSB. Tests of bacteriological weapons were carried out on living people, including Soviet citizens and citizens of China. After the surrender in August 1945, Japan attempted to destroy evidence of inhuman experiments, but this was not done.



As follows from the declassified archival data, the last commander-in-chief of the Kwantung Army, Otozo Yamada, admitted during interrogation that there was a special detachment number 731 in the Japanese army, which conducted experiments on living people in order to create bacteriological weapons. For this, prisoners were transferred to the detachment, including citizens of the USSR, China and Korea. To date, there is evidence of the death of thousands of people on whom experiments were carried out.

According to documents, in 1944, the Japanese were developing a bacteriological bomb, which they planned to use against Soviet troops in the event of hostilities. The weapon was named "Ishii system" in honor of Lieutenant General Shiro Ishii, a microbiologist who was the head of Detachment 731. The bomb was supposed to carry the plague bacteria. The maximum contamination of the area should have occurred after a bomb was detonated at an altitude of 50-100 meters.

In the fall of 1944, the bomb was used, according to declassified documents, but where and with what consequences it was not reported.
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    1. -26
      16 August 2021 10: 19
      For this, prisoners were transferred to the detachment, including citizens of the USSR.

      and what kind of prisoners. Didn't you fight with Japan at that time? Some of our people captured, sailors?
      In the fall of 1944, the bomb was used, according to declassified documents, but where and with what consequences it was not reported.

      judging by the fact that the consequences are not known, the effect from it was not strong, it turns out
      1. +12
        16 August 2021 10: 40
        Before the appearance of the Japanese near the borders of the USSR, there were practically no patients with encephalitis in Siberia, but outbreaks of this dangerous disease were regularly observed in Hokkaido (even in the late 90s).
        Moreover, they were "extinguished" almost instantly.
        I recommend: the story "Outpost" Turiy Rog "" Yuri Ilyinsky. Based on real facts.
        Today, military unit 2097 (Kamen-Rybolovsky) of the Khanka Frontier Detachment.
        1. 0
          16 August 2021 10: 43
          The first clinical description was given by the Soviet researcher A.G. Panov in 1935.

          In 1937-1938. complex expeditions of L. A. Zilber, E. N. Pavlovsky, A. Smorodintsev and other scientists studied in detail the epidemiology, clinical picture and prevention of this disease. During the expedition, it was established that outbreaks of encephalitis occur in the Far East in early spring, when blood-sucking insects are not yet flying. The expedition members planted hungry ticks on mice, which later showed a sign of encephalitis - paralysis [4].

          The tick-borne encephalitis virus was first isolated in 1937 by Lev Zilber and his colleagues from the brains of the dead, the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of patients, as well as from ixodid ticks and wild vertebrates of the Far East.

          I think they could have brought in the pathogen.
          I remember that Karatsupa detained hundreds of border violators in those places.
        2. 0
          16 August 2021 11: 41

          knn54 (Nikolai)
          Today, 10: 40
          ... Today, military unit 2097 (Kamen-Rybolovsky) of the Khanka Frontier Detachment.
          "Today" :
          Service in the village. Kamen-Rybolov of the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Primorsky Territory

          And the outpost itself is now to them. P. Zyryanova.
          Border outpost "Turiy Rog", which is part of the Red Banner Khanka Border Detachment, was given the honorary title by order of the Director of the Federal Border Service "In the name of Pavel ZYRYANOV".

          The frontier post "Turiy Rog" is the oldest outpost in the Russian Federation. The first border post on this section of the state border appeared 145 years ago. In the pre-war years, this outpost was led by Pavel Zyryanov, and in 1945, under his command, the border guards of the Khanka border detachment ensured the unhindered entry of the Red Army into the territory of Northern China and Manchuria. Pavel Ivanovich finished his career with the rank of colonel-general and the post of commander of the USSR border troops.
      2. 0
        16 August 2021 11: 02
        Quote: Avior
        and what kind of prisoners. Didn't you fight with Japan at that time? Some of our people captured, sailors?

        There were our prisoners, defectors from the Red Army (but not Russians).
        1. -1
          16 August 2021 11: 03
          formally, if not in the course of hostilities, then not prisoners. so I was surprised. There, I remember, the Japanese detained one of our sailors, accusing him of violating neutrality
          1. 0
            16 August 2021 11: 25
            Quote: Avior
            formally, if not during hostilities, then not prisoners. so I was surprised.

            Were in 1944, fled from military units. A lot of my father escaped from the artillery regiment, but there was no military action at that time, and the Russians were finishing off Hitler at that time.
            1. -1
              16 August 2021 11: 31
              a weird thing to do, to be honest. difficult to understand.
        2. +1
          16 August 2021 11: 10
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: Avior
          and what kind of prisoners. Didn't you fight with Japan at that time? Some of our people captured, sailors?

          There were our prisoners, defectors from the Red Army (but not Russians).

          There were, especially this one:
          G.S. Lyushkov, Head of the NKVD Directorate for the Far East.
          June 14, 1938 under the guise of operational work with the aim of meeting
          with an agent, went deep (crossed) into the territory of a neighboring state,
          in the presence of the head of the frontier post, but did not return.

          Surrendered to the Manchus, handed over to the Japanese. He was preparing an attempt on Stalin's life ...
          There were Soviet citizens, workers and employees, incl. in Harbin.
          1. 0
            16 August 2021 11: 28
            before the war there were battles on Khalkhin Gol and near Khasan, so there could be prisoners. I thought they were returned.
          2. +3
            16 August 2021 11: 38
            Quote: Lynx2000
            G.S. Lyushkov, Head of the NKVD Directorate for the Far East.
            June 14, 1938 under the guise of operational work for the purpose of meetings

            The scum was still there.
            1. +2
              16 August 2021 12: 11
              Quote: tihonmarine
              The scum was still there.

              I agree. However, before his escape, even earlier before the operational development of it, he was characterized as an experienced operative, a communist. He escaped because he realized that his removal from office and transfer to Moscow were connected with an arrest. Collaboration with the enemies of the Motherland revealed the true character.
              It seems to me that the motivation of some of the Red Army servicemen who made the transition to enemy territory and surrender was the fear of arrest on false charges of espionage.
              The question is whether there was cooperation with the enemy.
              Considerable scum I consider those who, for personal purposes, denounced colleagues, such enemies will be worse than real spies, because for the sake of personal gain they are ready to stipulate (in those days, destroy) a person, the interests of the Motherland are lower for them than personal ones (to get a position, get rid of an opponent, get other people's residential square meters).
              Lev Alexandrovich Zilber did not escape this fate either; he did not participate in the second expedition of 1938.
              1. +2
                16 August 2021 16: 42
                Why was this "declassified"? I think everyone read the information given in the article back in the 70s-80s of the last century. There is a bunch of documentaries on the topic on YouTube - mostly Chinese. Moreover, there is also a description and shows found samples of porcelain bacteriological bombs. There is even a Japanese training film on the use and protection of biological weapons. I do not understand what is so "new" "declassified"? request
    2. +5
      16 August 2021 10: 21
      And why did they even need to be classified, if only not so that, in those distant years, not to ruin the agents? But, so many years have passed, and we were all almond-shaped, looking for mutual understanding and avoiding sharp questions!
      1. +2
        16 August 2021 10: 28
        In the USSR, this is how the "friendship of peoples" was understood. One-sided "Understand, forgive and forget."
      2. +3
        16 August 2021 10: 32
        this was known before, even from the Khabarovsk trial of 1949


      3. -8
        16 August 2021 10: 37
        And why did they even need to be classified?

        And in the Union they liked to keep everything secret - "Just in case." bully
    3. Two
      +5
      16 August 2021 10: 23
      Probably most of the insects died when the shell was opened or were scattered by the wind. The required density was not achieved and the effect was not reflected.
      1. +4
        16 August 2021 10: 38
        Quote: Dos
        Probably most of the insects died when the shell was opened or were scattered by the wind. The required density was not achieved and the effect was not reflected.

        Why insects? Bacteria are what they are. In 2010-2015. worldwide, there were 3248 cases of plague, including 584 deaths. Another thing is that the pandemic did not happen. However, in Odessa, until the end of the 20th century, they did not excavate the "plague hill", where they burned and buried the dead tons of plague. Although many (especially women) were wearing expensive jewelry, gold, stones.
        1. +2
          16 August 2021 10: 58
          Why insects? Bacteria - they are
          Well, I think bacteria by themselves do not live and do not move. You need a nutrient medium and carriers - mice, rats, mosquitoes, fleas, etc. hi
        2. +1
          16 August 2021 11: 11
          Quote: Egoza
          However, in Odessa, until the end of the 20th century, they did not excavate the "plague hill", where they burned and buried the dead tons of plague. Although many (especially women) wore expensive jewelry

          Yeah, you still specify the exact place, so all the sumerism will be there tomorrow.
          1. +1
            16 August 2021 13: 09
            This place and so everyone knows
            There Vorontsov was going to erect a monument to the pre-revolutionary
            The fact that they were buried with decorations seems to be an ordinary urban legend.
    4. +13
      16 August 2021 10: 26
      Yapi are still animals. And here they regret that two atomic gifts were dropped on them.
      1. 0
        16 August 2021 11: 14
        Quote: BISMARCK94
        Yapi are still animals. And here they regret that two atomic gifts were dropped on them.

        Let the Yankees and the Brits ask their relatives about this, who were held captive by the Yap.
      2. 0
        16 August 2021 12: 10
        Quote: BISMARCK94
        Yapi are still animals. And here they regret that two atomic gifts were dropped on them.

        So after all, Hitler considered them to be his own --- "Aryans of the Far East"!
    5. +4
      16 August 2021 10: 29
      and these people talk about morality
    6. +12
      16 August 2021 10: 42
      Colleagues, good afternoon. I may be wrong, but this detachment 731 has been known for a long time. Even in my youth, I read in fiction: there Pingfang was mentioned, where this weapon was tested.
      Again, there were publications about this in the media in the 80-90s. I heard about the Khabarovsk trial 1949
      1. +2
        16 August 2021 11: 02
        Again, there were publications about this in the media in the 80-90s.
        and there is a feature film. It seems Chinese (alas, I don’t remember the name) There is a doc. Collection on YouTube of ten seems to be parts. Here is the first one -
        hi
      2. +1
        16 August 2021 11: 13
        Quote: Astra wild2
        Even in my youth, I read in fiction: there Pingfang was mentioned, where this weapon was tested.

        In the late 70s, I read the book "Top secret, in danger, burn!" 2nd title "Kao kumitsu!" about the activities of Detachment 731, semi-documentary, semi-fiction.
        1. +2
          16 August 2021 11: 40
          Quote: edmed
          In the late 70s, I read the book "Top secret, in danger, burn!" 2nd title "Kao kumitsu!" on the activities of Detachment 731, semi-documentary, semi-fiction

          The story "Burn after reading", author: Kim Roman, you are probably talking about this book?
          1. +2
            16 August 2021 11: 49
            Quote: sibiryk
            The story "Burn after reading", author: Kim Roman, you are probably talking about this book?

            Quote: sibiryk
            The story "Burn after reading", author: Kim Roman, you are probably talking about this book?

            Perhaps, but the memory stubbornly insists on its own, probably already fails. smile
            1. +2
              16 August 2021 14: 18
              Quote: edmed
              Perhaps, but the memory stubbornly insists on its own, probably already fails.

              Well, unless I'm confusing anything (you know, too, age lol ), then "Kio Kumitsu" is a novel about R. Zorge.
              1. +1
                16 August 2021 15: 05
                Quote: Captain45
                Well, if I don’t confuse anything (you also know, age), then "Kio Kumitsu" is a novel about R. Zorge.

                Yes, I don’t dispute, it’s quite possible that everything was read avidly then, but on the cover of the book, which they gave me for a day, there was a double title.
            2. +1
              16 August 2021 23: 10
              Quote: edmed

              Perhaps, but the memory stubbornly insists on its own, probably already fails. smile

              Yuri, I welcome you! I turned out to be wrong, in the story "Burn After Reading" there is a passing mention of Detachment 731, and unfortunately I have not read the book about which you wrote. Now I am filling the gap. It really has a double name.
      3. +1
        16 August 2021 11: 16
        Quote: Astra wild2
        Again, there were publications about this in the media in the 80-90s. I heard about the Khabarovsk trial 1949

        Born in Transbaikalia and the DCK, they know this from childhood without any media.
      4. +1
        16 August 2021 11: 32
        Really. In 1983, the book "Devil's Kitchen" was published by author Morimura Seichi. And many details of preparation for bacteriological warfare are known to readers from it. True, there may be new details in the FSB documents. We ought to look, but there is no time. It is a pity that the authors of the article did not look, did not help ...
        1. 0
          16 August 2021 20: 56
          Perhaps the authors were not going to watch: as they say: "there are no friends for the taste and color"
    7. +4
      16 August 2021 11: 21
      I don't know what they were declassifying there. When at one time (2018) I wrote an article about this (not here), all the data were already completely unclassified - who and where did it, what designs for "bomb B" were tested, how exactly the experimental people were tortured, a complete list of research in the areas search for means and methods of distribution. Where did the Japanese have the Russians (including) for experiments - a certain number of prisoners (probably) got them from the conflicts in the late 30s + part of the White emigration settled in China - someone eventually began to cooperate with the Bolsheviks and came across to the Japanese (part of this intelligence network issued by the defectors at the end of the same 30s) + actually relievers in the Far East also happened.
      However, that the delivery methods, that the choice of the pathogen by the Japanese was extremely poorly chosen - already before the war in Central Asia and in the Far East, there existed quite an effective network of anti-plague stations (I talked with a doctor who managed to work on such), low population density and quite high (in comparison with Asia), the culture of everyday life also hindered the spread. Finally, the Japanese were unable to resolve issues with the stable delivery of fleas (in the bomb version, where there were fleas-carriers of diseases) from the laboratory to the front-line units for an acceptable period of insect survival, the insects themselves, during an air blast-opening of the bomb, scattered over the areas extremely unsatisfactorily and were often blown away by the wind. kilometers, and most of them died. Experiments with the transmission of the virus bypassing insect vectors were even less successful, work with anthrax also did not "shoot" - perhaps because in the 1940s the metropolis was already deeply not up to the research of Shiro Ishii - all the attention went to the fleet and aviation.
      Most of the Japanese test subjects were Korean-Chinese. In part, these weapons were used against the Chinese - showing their rather low effectiveness even there.
    8. +1
      16 August 2021 14: 12
      The Russian Federal Security Service has declassified documents on Japan's creation of bacteriological weapons during World War II. The Japanese intended to use developments in this area against the Soviet army. Japan planned the widespread use of bacteriological weapons during hostilities against the Soviet army, therefore it attached great importance to the development of such weapons, it follows from the documents released by the FSB. Tests of bacteriological weapons were carried out on living people, including Soviet citizens and citizens of China (C)
      In the early 90s, while on a business trip in the capital, I bought a magazine at the station to read (now I don’t remember the name anymore). Then a lot of all kinds of press came out about crime, intelligence, military secrets, and so on. So in this magazine there was an article about the Shiro Ishii detachment "731" and the article is much larger in volume and given facts, with a photo of the detachment members, laboratory, made porcelain bombs. Why am I, what else has the FSB declassified, if they wrote about it in a much larger volume than in the article given here?
    9. 0
      16 August 2021 15: 33
      And after all this, their language still turns to demand smokers back? And who will return the lives of Soviet citizens to us those tortured in laboratories and killed in battles because of Japanese fascism?
    10. 0
      16 August 2021 17: 00
      There is a wealth of information on artificial creation of covid. Those. it is likely that bacteriological weapons are relevant. Latest news, incl. and about the beloved Chubais:
      1. 0
        16 August 2021 17: 07
        Also very relevant:
        SENSATIONAL RECOGNITION of Gunzburg about the mechanism of his "Sputnik"
      2. 0
        17 August 2021 07: 56
        What does this video say, except that Chubais's share in the company is 0.0038%?

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