Материалы: December, 2021

Konstantin Asmolov. “War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea” in China’s Most Expensive Film

In the fall of 2021, the center-left pro-government South Korean newspaper Hankyore published an article titled Why South Korea Should Fear China’s Renewed Interest in the Korean War on a Chinese blockbuster film, The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, about the actions of Chinese volunteers in the winter of 1950. Directed by cult director Chen Kaige […]

Brian Berletic. The US Fights Asia, Not Just China

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cut short his tour of Southeast Asia due to concerns over COVID-19, the New York Times would report. The aborted trip comes at a time when the US finds itself struggling for relevance in a region it had once held considerably more sway over. This most recent turn for […]

Valery Kulikov. A Recent Case in Point of What anti-Chinese Sanctions Could Bring

“One gets an impression that the West has lost a culture of political dialogue. The partners have forgotten how to address problems in a civilized manner,” said Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Pankin on December 8. Pankin explained that the West most often responds to any decision that does not conform to […]

Petr Konovalov. USA-South Korean Military Cooperation and the Sino-US Standoff

As the year 2021 comes to a close, the global Sino-American conflict continues, which could radically change our attitude as to how we see the world today. Media reports on the current events do not often mention one of its important world players, the Republic of Korea (or South Korea). After all, most people associate […]

Konstantin Asmolov. Roh Tae-woo’s Death and the Public Reaction

On October 26, in the 89th year of his life, the former President of South Korea Roh Tae-woo passed away, leaving an ambivalent mark in the history of South Korea.  He was, on the one hand, Chun Doo-hwan’s first associate in the 1979 military coup, later convicted of corruption and other crimes; on the other, […]

“Russian entry is prohibited.” Camp No. 16 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Khabarovsk Territory. Nuances and details of the repatriation of Japanese prisoners of war in 1956

Dorokhov Vyacheslav Zhorzhovich, the deputy chief of faculty of socially-humanitarian and economic disciplines of Far Eastern Law Institute Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the PhD in Historical sciences, docent. Russia, Khabarovsk Abstract. With the surrender of Japan, more than half a million soldiers of the Kwantung Army were captured by the Red […]

The Khabarovsk trial in the reflection of foreign historiography.

A trial was held in Khabarovsk to prosecute the leaders of the Japanese bacteriological programme from December 25 to December 30 in 1949. Since 1932 the Japanese military established a network of scientific institutions where medical human experimentation was conducted with intent to develop bacteriological weapons in the puppet state of Manchukuo. The Khabarovsk trial […]

The defeat of the Japanese troops in the Zhangjiakou (Kalgan) area. Soviet-Chinese cooperation at the final stage of World War II

Translation of thereport Datsyshen Vladimir Siberian Federal University; Institute for Demographic Research–Branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University Dai Jianbing Doctor of History, Professor, Hebei Normal University The issuesrelated to the Soviet-Mongolian offensive on Kalgan (Zhangjiakou) remain faintly studiedin the history of […]

Kryuchkova V.F. – No statute of limitations: solving the crimes of the past in the age of new technologies

The article is devoted to the modern possibilities of investigating crimes of past years, including the crimes of the Great Patriotic War. Keywords: crimes of past years, resonant crimes, mass murders, investigation of serious / particularly serious crimes «New criminal cases on previously not investigated crimes of the Great Patriotic War, including mass murders, are […]

A.L. Anisimov – On some directions of falsification of the history of the Soviet-Japanese war of 1945

Abstract: The article analyzes such directions of falsification of the history of the Soviet-Japanese war of 1945 as: US President F.D. Roosevelt sought to “draw the USSR into the war against Japan”; during the war in the Pacific and Europe, Japan “did not think of a ‘northern option’ of aggression; The Soviet Union began the […]