On this day: The end of the WWII

Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General Richard K. Sutherland watches, Sept. 2, 1945.

Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General Richard K. Sutherland watches, Sept. 2, 1945.

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The largest war in history ended with the surrender of the Japanese

On Sept. 2, Russia celebrates the end of WWII. On this day in 1945, the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed aboard the U.S. battleship "Missouri" with representatives of the allied nations, including the Soviet Union, who were at war with Japan. The memorial day was officially established in Russia in 2010.

The largest war in history lasted from Sept. 1, 1939 to Sept. 2, 1945. It involved 61 countries. The Great Patriotic War, when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union, began on June 22, 1941 and ended on May 8, 1945 with the surrender of Berlin. Russia celebrates Victory Day on May 9.

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