Soviet Union declares war on Japan 70 years ago this hour (Aug 8 1945)

Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (Aug. 8, 1945, at 45:05)

(Wednesday, August 8, 1945, 11:00 p.m. Trans-Baikal time; during World War II) — Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov tonight informed Japanese ambassador Naotake Sato that the Soviet Union had declared war on the Empire of Japan, and that from August 9, 1945, the Soviet government would consider itself to be at war with Japan.

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