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2 September - The Day of the End of the Second World War

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The end date of the Second World War was set on the day of the signing of the Japan Surrender Act - the last member of the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo coalition, which emerged from the war, which ended for global aggressors who were planning to subjugate the whole world to themselves with complete and unconditional defeat.


According to the Act, military actions from Japan ceased immediately, all its armed forces unconditionally capitulated, while weapon, military and civilian property remained without damage. The Government of Japan and the General Staff of its army were ordered to immediately release all prisoners of war from the Allied armies, as well as all civilians interned during the war. All Japanese officials pledged to strictly follow the instructions and follow the orders of the High Command of the allied countries.



According to the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, Japan’s sovereignty was limited to the four largest islands of Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido - the basis of its national territory, as well as a number of surrounding islands, but smaller islands of the Japanese archipelago. At the same time, the islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai were ceded to the Soviet Union. Today, these islands are an integral part of the Russian Federation - the successor of the USSR.

The worst war in the world stories lasted exactly six years plus one day. Starting September 1, 1939, the global massacre unleashed by the hands of distraught, man-hating fanatics who imagined themselves as the arbiters of the fate of the entire planet, took the lives of more 65 MILLION PEOPLE.

The main events of the great war developed on the territory of our country. It was on the Eastern Front that the main world aggressor, Hitler Germany, suffered up to 93% of all its losses. Victory in the most terrible war in the history of mankind is priceless, its price is incalculable, but our great people paid the highest price for it. This fact cannot be questioned.

I would like to hope that mankind has forever learned the lessons of the Second World War, and the global misfortune will never happen again. Unfortunately, with the end of the last world fire wars on the planet have not diminished. The twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century were marked by a number of local wars, indirectly, and more recently, the leading world powers have become direct participants, some of which seem to have forgotten the horrors of world wars, guided by the same considerations and motives all the aggressors of the past ...

Recalling the great war and all the fallen, we believe that the leadership of all countries of the world and every person on the planet will make all their efforts to prevent the repetition of the 1939-1945 tragedy, as the great Einstein said, “I don’t know the Third World War will be the weapon, but sticks and stones will be used in the Fourth. ”
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 2 September 2013 08: 16 New
    +7
    One war ended, another came. When can I calmly wake up?
    1. krasin
      krasin 2 September 2013 08: 41 New
      +2
      One war ended, another came. When can I calmly wake up?

      Vanga predicted: the third world war will start from Syria. So it's not yet evening. They won’t let us doze off!
      Japan actively supports the idea of ​​bombing Syria, verbally. Changes the constitution to create a full-fledged armed forces, with offensive weapons!
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 2 September 2013 08: 43 New
      +6
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      One war ended, another came. When can I calmly wake up?


      When there is nothing to divide, colonies, oil, gold, air.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 2 September 2013 10: 55 New
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        When there is nothing to divide, colonies, oil, gold, air.

        The main thing in these "shares" is not resources and lands, but the desire of one not to do anything and that REALLY ALL (yes, drink, chew, swallow) and this is more briefly called Egoism, Greed and some other synonyms.
        Resources are a way to achieve the cherished result.
        Can humanity overcome these vices?
        .......................................... hi
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 2 September 2013 11: 37 New
          +2
          Quote: Papakiko
          The main thing in these "shares" is not the resources and lands, but the desire of one not to do anything


          Who has the resources and eats three throats

          In short, there is such a thing with me -
          I'm sick of working at all
          I know you listen to these words
          Because who can understand them if not for you?

          In general, I’ll tell you openly and directly
          I saw your ad on TV
          And it convincingly reports
          What dreams come true together with Gazprom!
      2. aviator46
        aviator46 4 September 2013 00: 50 New
        0
        The next World War will be for water.

        "The world lacks clean water.
        And in the coming decades, this problem will only grow.
        Billions of people live in conditions of scarcity of a key resource for survival ..
        .. India and China in the current decade will be among the regions experiencing water shortages ...
        ... most countries in the Middle East and North Africa are already experiencing it ... "
    3. xetai9977
      xetai9977 2 September 2013 09: 12 New
      +4
      Wars have always happened, and I'm afraid they will not stop, at least in the foreseeable future. After the 1st World War, they created the League of Nations in the hope of creating a mechanism that excludes the creation of preconditions for conflict situations. After the 2nd World War, the UN. What turned out to be, too much to remind.
    4. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 2 September 2013 09: 55 New
      0
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      One war ended, another came. When can I calmly wake up?


      One fascist was replaced by another - the USA!

      Quote: krasin
      Vanga predicted:


      Wang is not from God, but from the devil! I do not argue, all her predictions came true. But you need to believe in the bible! Everything is described there ... soldier
      1. INTER
        INTER 2 September 2013 10: 19 New
        +6
        We cannot be defeated!
        1. Lusha 013
          Lusha 013 2 September 2013 11: 32 New
          +1
          We cannot be defeated, but what price will be that victory!
        2. Vadivak
          Vadivak 2 September 2013 11: 39 New
          +4
          Quote: INTER
          We cannot be defeated!


          I have one in the country. It works by the way.
        3. The comment was deleted.
      2. Papakiko
        Papakiko 2 September 2013 11: 58 New
        0
        Quote: LaGlobal
        But you need to believe in the bible! Everything is described there ...

        A business plan is not a bible.
        Quote: LaGlobal
        Vanga is not from God, but from the devil

        Strange belay in her predictions, she is not deified, and most importantly, Satan is not attached.
        Predicted that "democratic" countries and peoples are jumping.
        Is this Satanism?
        But what about the Koran and other books and religions?
        1. alone
          alone 2 September 2013 16: 11 New
          0
          everything that happens on earth and will happen in the future knows only GOD.

    5. vdubcik
      vdubcik 2 September 2013 17: 51 New
      0
      when the US will not
  2. Alikovo
    Alikovo 2 September 2013 08: 18 New
    +6
    the Anglo-Saxons raked the heat with the wrong hands. The main battles were not Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, but Midway Atoll and El Alamein.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 2 September 2013 08: 52 New
      +6
      Quote: Alikovo
      the Anglo-Saxons raked the heat with the wrong hands. The main battles were not Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, but Midway Atoll and El Alamein.


      Yes, spit. It's not about them. It’s bad that our admirers appeared such as Gozman who said that Smersh did not behave better in the war than the Gestapo and people like producer Aleksey Guskov filming “4 days in May” commissioned by mega-geopolitical considerations of the government.
  3. ReifA
    ReifA 2 September 2013 08: 23 New
    +8
    Ask the foreigners who took Berlin, whose flag was over the Reichstag, who defeated the Kwantung Army. The answers will be funny. The main thing is that we remember our children.
    1. knn54
      knn54 2 September 2013 14: 30 New
      +1
      “The German shrugged and, leaning forward a little, as if emphasizingly removing the translator from the conversation and addressing one Serpilin, added:
      - Unfortunately, we seem to teach you to fight!
      - And we will wean you! - answered Serpilin. "
      Konstantin Simonov "Soldiers are not born."
  4. Crang
    Crang 2 September 2013 08: 33 New
    +7
    It is hoped that humanity will forever learn the lessons of World War II, and the global calamity will never happen again.

    Author, I will disappoint you. Not learned. USA is an example.
  5. svp67
    svp67 2 September 2013 09: 14 New
    +3
    The end date of World War II is set on the day of the signing of the Surrender Act of Japan, the last member of the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo coalition, who left the war,
    Few people know, but this document was signed twice. But in the first case, Comrade Stalin did not like it, because the USSR signed it, in his opinion, it was not enough a powerful army rank and .... the "union" command was forced to repeat the signing procedure, but with our other representative. For someone like, but for me this fact is an indicator of much ....
    1. S-200
      S-200 2 September 2013 09: 31 New
      +7
      Quote: svp67
      Few people know, but this document was signed twice. But in the first case, Comrade Stalin did not like it, because the USSR signed it, in his opinion, it was not enough a powerful army rank and .... the "union" command was forced to repeat the signing procedure, but with our other representative. For someone like, but for me this fact is an indicator of a lot ..

      This historical fact occurred during the signing of the Act of Unconditional Surrender Germany !

      The Soviet representative, General Susloparov, signed the act in Reims at his own peril and risk, since by the time set for signing, instructions from the Kremlin had not yet arrived. He decided to put his signature with the proviso that this act should not exclude the possibility of signing another act at the request of one of the allied countries. Shortly after signing the act, Susloparov received a telegram from Stalin with a categorical prohibition to sign surrender.
      Stalin was indignant at the signing of surrender at Reims, in which the Western allies played a leading role. He refused to recognize this act, demanding a new signing in Berlin taken by the Red Army and asking the allies not to make official announcements of victory until the surrender came into force (that is, until May 9).
      Churchill (who noted that parliament would require him to sign surrender) and Truman (who said that Stalin’s request came too late and it was no longer possible to cancel the announcement of the victory) refused the last request. For his part, Stalin said: “The agreement signed at Reims cannot be canceled, but it cannot be recognized. Surrender must be perpetrated as a major historical act and adopted not on the territory of the victors, but where the fascist aggression came from - in Berlin, and not unilaterally, but necessarily by the supreme command of all countries of the anti-Hitler coalition. ” In response, the Allies agreed to hold a re-signing ceremony in Berlin. Eisenhower informed Jodl that the German Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces was to appear for the final official procedure at the time and place that would be indicated by the Soviet and Allied commands.

      May 8 at 22:43 CET [9] (at 00:43, May 9 Moscow time) in the Karlshorst suburb of Berlin in the building of the former canteen of the military engineering school, another Act on the unconditional surrender of Germany was signed. Its text basically repeats literally the text of May 7, including even Article 4, which has now lost its real meaning. The Karlshorst act also confirmed the time of the ceasefire - May 8 at 23:01 CET (May 9 at 01:01 Moscow time). It should be noted that this last circumstance deprived the May 8 act of any practical significance, since a) all orders that this act required to issue were already given by the German command on May 7 and b) if they were not given, give them and bring to 17 minutes left before the surrender entered into force was physically impossible.
      The changes in the text of the act were as follows: 1) in the English text, the expression Soviet High Command (Soviet High Command) was replaced by a more accurate translation of the Soviet term: Supreme High Command of the Red Army (2) the part of article 2 was expanded and detailed , interpreting the obligation of the Germans to transfer military equipment intact and safe 3) the direction of the May 7 act was withdrawn: “Only this text in English is authoritative” and article 6 was inserted, which read: “This act was drawn up in Russian, English and Emetsk languages. Only Russian and English texts are authentic. ”
      1. svp67
        svp67 2 September 2013 09: 56 New
        0
        Quote: S-200
        This historical fact took place when the Act on the unconditional surrender of Germany was signed!
        Thanks for clarifying ...
        1. S-200
          S-200 2 September 2013 10: 02 New
          0
          hi you're welcome !
  6. morpogr
    morpogr 2 September 2013 09: 20 New
    +3
    How do you want our children and descendants to not know such words the third world at all.
  7. AK-47
    AK-47 2 September 2013 09: 48 New
    +4
    The victory was hard.
  8. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 2 September 2013 09: 52 New
    +1
    The mere presence of the USSR did not allow the United States and its masters to go all out, the price that the Soviet people paid for the Victory alone, and how much misfortune and destruction the "civilizers" brought to the USSR, gave the USSR a fair right to look at the "civilized west" with suspicion after the Second World War, only instead of moral freaks from the SS and the Gestapo, dreaming of "lands in the east" the "friends" now looked at the USSR now and then as if by chance tinkling with the atomic bomb, in short the worthy heirs of the SS, with all their dropshots, etc. It's a shame that jude atesavshiysya in the highest echelons of power so easily and with impunity give everything for the people of the USSR paid so horrific price.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 2 September 2013 11: 51 New
      +3
      Quote: Standard Oil
      It’s a shame that the Judas, who made his way to the highest echelons of power, so easily and with impunity gave everything for which the people of the USSR paid such a terrifying price.


      Otherwise, our country could not be defeated by anything but betrayal. And our enemies took advantage of this. We found Judah.

      But it’s clear with them, they are enemies, and dear forum users tell me how to relate to this ???

      more than a year ago, the rulers of Russia issued a decree on awarding Mikhail Gorbachev the highest state award of the Russian Federation - the Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called
      “The Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called is awarded to outstanding statesmen and public figures and other citizens of the Russian Federation for their exceptional merits that contribute to the prosperity, greatness and glory of Russia.”

      So, and then, after the award, this viper hissed

      "I'm not ashamed of what I did."
      1. Kibalchish
        Kibalchish 2 September 2013 13: 09 New
        +1
        What a fota! You don’t even know whose face to launch with a brick.
        1. alone
          alone 2 September 2013 16: 12 New
          +1
          sorry for the brick
        2. Yarosvet
          Yarosvet 2 September 2013 16: 25 New
          0
          Quote: Kibalchish
          What a fota!
        3. Yarosvet
          Yarosvet 2 September 2013 16: 25 New
          +1
          Quote: Kibalchish
          What a fota!
          1. alone
            alone 2 September 2013 16: 37 New
            0
            but what is it awarded for?)))
            1. Yarosvet
              Yarosvet 2 September 2013 18: 32 New
              0
              Quote: lonely
              but what is it awarded for?)))
              1. alone
                alone 2 September 2013 18: 41 New
                0
                for services to the fatherland of 1 degree !! what so, you have to think and find what kind of merit
            2. Khabarov
              Khabarov 2 September 2013 18: 38 New
              0
              For the fact that he introduced the way to power structures.
      2. alza5296
        alza5296 2 September 2013 23: 03 New
        0
        He is not ashamed, he did something that no one had managed before him for centuries ... !!!!!!
  9. DDA
    DDA 2 September 2013 09: 58 New
    +1
    “If you want peace, prepare for war”, it’s a pity that we didn’t learn all the lessons of the Second World War, otherwise there wouldn’t be a mess in the Defense Ministry, and the South Ossetian conflict “the General Staff moves and there is no one to give the command to.
    And to our ancestors who at the front and in the rear forged the victory of Glory and the eternal memory of descendants.
  10. svp67
    svp67 2 September 2013 09: 58 New
    +2
    An interesting pattern is that on 1 of September the great war began, and on 2 of the end. It’s just a pity that six years passed between these dates ... and it cost a lot of people life and health.
  11. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 2 September 2013 10: 04 New
    +1
    Both world wars organized arrogant Saxons. The fact that they were brought up by Hitler is no doubt. And since the arrogant Saxons are still not punished, the probability of a third world war is very high.
  12. erased
    erased 2 September 2013 10: 19 New
    0
    In 1945, everyone rejoiced in victory and expected only the good from the future. How did they know that a great country would be destroyed by internal enemies, that the Russians would become the most powerless people at home, and that all the riches of the earth would fall into the greedy hands of the "elite" who would fill their pockets, selling what they never belonged to.
    And now the memory of the Great Victory causes envy and nostalgia. At the present time, alas, we have nothing to be proud of ...
  13. anfreezer
    anfreezer 2 September 2013 10: 59 New
    +1
    It is hoped that humanity will forever learn the lessons of World War II, and the global calamity will never happen again."According to Malkov, now the United States is losing its position in the world, and the American political elite in the global aspect is becoming more dangerous. The ruling political and financial circles in the United States will be more and more interested in the instability of certain regions of the world..Americans are simply forced to provoke instability in the world. " -based on the theory of "long waves" Kondratyev. Alas, science says that a new global war is inevitable .. news.mail.ru/society/12708535/
  14. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 2 September 2013 11: 05 New
    +6
    The most annoying thing is that the winners ended up being losers and vice versa. Where did the British Empire, colonial France, the USSR go? At the same time, Germany is Europe's largest economy, and Japan is the 3 economy of the world. And if you compare how our veterans live ... The country has not learned how to value heroes. Although our veterans deserve a decent life.
    In the photo, my grandmother is a war veteran, 94 of the year.
    1. andruha70
      andruha70 2 September 2013 12: 57 New
      0
      to your grandmother, and to all our grandfathers and grandmothers, great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers, a deep bow. for the fact that we see a blue sky, bright sun, green grass. and you personally have a fat minus (figuratively, physically, didn’t press any buttons ) for decadent moods negative .not yet evening... wink if you, even superficially, study the history of the Russian Empire, then you will understand that after each fall (and to be constantly at a height is not possible, cycles are cycles in Africa request ) The Russian Empire was reborn and stronger and larger ... wink
      1. Kibalchish
        Kibalchish 2 September 2013 13: 08 New
        +3
        Thank you very much. She was a signalman and was Finnish and World War II. Until the very end of the war.
  15. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 2 September 2013 12: 53 New
    +2
    Hopefully, humanity has learned the lessons of World War II forever.

    Sounds naive ...
    As for the results of the 2nd World War, they quickly and intelligibly explained to everyone that the USSR had unleashed it, and the USA and Great Britain had won. The aggressor was almost destroyed in 1991 and now it needs to be finished. For some reason, this abomination has received great support in the former "fraternal" republics and, judging by the publications, in Russia too.
    HERE AND ALL LESSONS.
  16. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 September 2013 12: 59 New
    +2
    Remember all those killed in the Second World War by name! Eternal Memory to Heroes!
    And do not forget the HISTORY !!!
  17. Komandir 1999
    Komandir 1999 2 September 2013 13: 40 New
    +1
    Eternal memory to all the dead ...
  18. aleks
    aleks 2 September 2013 13: 50 New
    +2
    It's a shame that we will not celebrate Victory Day over imperialist Japan. Who is this holiday across the throat?
  19. George
    George 2 September 2013 14: 19 New
    +1
    Recalling the great war and all the fallen, we believe that the leadership of all countries of the world and every person on the planet will make all their efforts to prevent the repetition of the 1939-1945 tragedy, as the great Einstein said, “I don’t know the Third World War will be the weapon, but sticks and stones will be used in the Fourth. ”

    There will be no war, but there will be such a struggle for peace that there will be no stone unturned.
    The history of some doesn’t teach anything.
    Still alive are the veterans who caused the most terrible massacre of mankind, and still there are bastards ... chi, warming their hands on human blood.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 2 September 2013 17: 54 New
      0
      quote Victory in the most terrible war in the history of mankind is priceless, its price cannot be calculated, but our great people paid the highest price for it.

      and at this time

      Gas for the Eternal Flame ends in Murmansk
      ........
      On Monday, the governor of the Murmansk region, Marina Kovtun, called the actions of OJSC Murmanoblgaz "a blatant sloppiness."
      http://www.vz.ru/news/2013/9/2/648308.html

      that's it, sloppiness am
      1. chehywed
        chehywed 3 September 2013 01: 17 New
        +1
        Apollo, here is a link to the mayor’s statement from the website of the regional television company:
        http://www.tv21.ru/news/2013/09/02/?newsid=60669
        Weller became the mayor of the city through complex manipulations, as a result of which the popularly elected mayor Subbotin was discredited, removed from office, then the law on the election of the mayor of Murmansk was amended and deputies elected this mayor as secretary. now he and Kovtun seem to have put their eyes on the regional gas supplier. The eternal flame in Murmansk did not go out even in the 90's, now why suddenly? And there is no gas in the houses and when it will be unknown. A giant denouement is being built near the city, for which 6 billion rubles has been allocated and the purpose of which many Murmansk residents do not understand. Rumor has it that Weller there has a "trump interest".
  20. Bakht
    Bakht 3 September 2013 03: 02 New
    +3
    War song

  21. malikszh
    malikszh 3 September 2013 06: 55 New
    +1
    Quote: Bakht
    War song



    in case of war, you have to fight as a grandfather fought in the Soviet army
  22. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 3 September 2013 15: 22 New
    +1
    Both of my grandfathers, having finished the war in Europe, were sent to the East and finished off the Japanese. They returned home in 1946 and 1947.