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Khalkhiin Gol Battle anniversary

Aniversario de la batalla de Khalkhiin Gol
Aniversario de la batalla de Khalkhiin Gol

Khalkhiin Gol Battle anniversary – from May to September 1939, Japanese forces based in Manchukuo (a Chinese mainland puppet state controlled by Tokyo) attempted to invade Mongolia (and eventually Russian Siberia) through the river Khalkhiin Gol (which divides Mongolia and Manchukuo). However, a joint Soviet-Mongolian force repelled Japan’s repeated attempts to invade these territories, resulting in a cease fire on September 15, 1939 (freeing the Russians to focus their attention on the Eastern European front and the Nazis). Every late August, festivities are held in Ulan Bator (the Mongolian capital), including musical events, to commemorate that victory for Mongolia and Russia.