Min Kyoung-Hyoun. Korean-Soviet relations after liberation: through the prism of Soviet-Japanese war and the rise of North Korea // Petersburg historical journal, no. 1, 2023, pp. 151–160
The Soviet-Japanese war was of decisive importance for the people of Korea and divided it into two parts. Soviet troops, liberated Korea and Manchuria from the Japanese army, occupied the north of the Korean Peninsula, and the American army occupied the south. Irresolvable contradictions between the Allies in the anti-Hitler coalition will soon lead to the creation of two independent states — the DPRK and the Republic of Korea. Features and conditions of the war and post-war period, which led to the split of a single people into two parts, are analyzed in the article. The study is based on an analysis of published and unpublished sources, including materials from the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Soviet-Japanese War, Korea, Allies, Soviet Union, USA, World War II.
Min, Kyoung-Hyoun — PhD in History, professor of Korea University (Seoul, Republic of Korea).