The 80th anniversary of the war of Khalkhin Gol victory is approaching. We’ve never celebrat­ed this day as widely as this time before. Scientists of Mongolia and Russia will hold a joint scientific conference and provide insights on the tactics that helped defeat the Japanese militants. Mongolian-Russian joint military exercise will take place on the occasion, along with the military parade. New Russian jets, fascinated by the world, will also fly across Mongolian blue sky, creating colorful smoke lines. Awesome! Unlike carbon dioxide emission which covers Ulaanbaatar in the winter, the smoke is totally unharmful. Also, the Alexandrov Ensemble, an official army choir of the Russian armed forces, will perform at the central square of the capital city. They might sing the song named “Victory Day” “Do the Russians Want War?“ which surprised the world. Marvelous! There’s a glorious Moi­seyev`s Theatre of Folk Art, which has marked the 80th anniversary of its founding, the same with Khalkhin Gol victory. The Theatre played their main performances during the war in Baikal, Far East, and Mon­golia. They will probably show us the familiar Russian folk dance; dance with the military theme song “Katyusha”. The Russian ambassa­dor has told about this specifical­ly. After all these performances, dear comrade Vladimir Vlad­imirovich will visit Mongolia

Recently, the President of Mon­golia visited Washington and signed a strategic partnership agreement with the United States. The Chief of Staff to the President of Mon­golia mentioned about the coming visit of dear comrade Vladimir Vladi­mirovich. Accord­ing to him, the strategic relationship with Washington is not major, they have made grander plans for Rus­sia, a comprehensive strategic part­nership agreement. This is probably for the 80th Anniversary.

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Khalkhin Gol battle, the dear comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich granted USD 10 million to a small soum where the battle took place. It will exceed the amount of money that is allocated from the state budget to the soum. Although it is the second biggest soum in Mongolia by territorium, but its residents barely exceed only one thousand (If the small soum receives about USD 40,000 from the state budget annually, this is the 250-year grant). 80 years ago when the war broke out trench was dugged, which can be barely seen nowadays. The financer would visit the place and see the trace of the hole, completely healed and filled with cement. On the other hand, this is a peace time construction. We will make a great effort at the celebration, preparing our best entertainment performance. Also, several monuments will be built and opening ceremonies will be held during the celebration. The participation of scientists, histo­rians and politicians will be enor­mous. Although USD 10 million is not such a big number for Mon­golia’s corrupt policymakers, it’s a considerable investment for the soum. The name Battle of Khalkhin Gol has been widely known, but it was “upgraded” to the War of Khalkhin Gol as policymakers felt it underestimated how grand the conflict was. However, the Battle of Stalingrad, the largest confrontation in human history is not referred to as the Stalingrad War, which makes sense.

We’ve been celebrating the event of the Khalkhin Gol Victory since 1969. The Soviet Union celebrated the victory of the Great Patriotic War in 1965 for the first time at the initiation of dear comrade Leonid Ilyich. Even Stalin and Khrushchev didn’t cel­ebrate it. In 1969, Tsedenbal. Former dictator marked the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Khalkhin Gol for the first time in Mongolia out of a mere need for a grand celebration. Initially, the event was modest, and as the years went by, the celebra­tion expanded. Before he celebrated the 45th anniversary, Moscow dis­missed him due to the “state of his health”. Since then, the anniversary has been slowly forgotten and in 1990, it went down to the level of academic and press conferences in which even Japanese attended.

More than 80 years ago Prime Minister Genden, Amar, and the Military Commander Demid paid the price with their lives for refusing to join the Khalkhin Gol Battle on the territory of their own country. At least 30,000 people have died in preparation of the war. In the real battlefield, 237 soldiers were killed, of which one-third shot by the Soviet Red Army aircraft due to distrust and libel. And the other one-third was executed for they were wrongly suspected as Japanese intelligence agents.

Militants headed by Araki took power of the Japanese empire, and took control of Manchuria in the Northeast China and established the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1932. Russia also had its own pup­pet country named the Mongolian People’s Re­public of (MPR). These territories were acquired when the secret Treaty of Russia-Japan was signed in 1907. But in the 1930`s mil­itary forces in Japaneese government were divided into two strategic areas of expansion: to the South to extend into Australia and to Northern Territories to the Far East. It was increasing the chance to attack the Soviet Union.

When Mongolians protested against the social order and rebelled in 1932, Stalin forced to take con­trol of Mongolia from the Com­intern. In 1929, he was impressed by a note from a representative of the commissioners who arranged political reform. It had very prag­matic significance and it said: “The people of this savage civilization with 800,000 population are not im­portant but the territory.” The MPR was a buffer zone that separated Russia from Japan and China. This zone must be fully charged against Japan and China. However, the In­ner and Barga Mongols respected the Japanese as their liberators. The Japanese were well caring and sup­porting the modernization of their population. It could not happen in Mongolia!

Social groups of intellectuals and nobles lead society. Each of them was registered in 1934 and was killed in 1937-38. Everyone is Japan’s spy! Nearly 60,000 peo­ple were arrested, according to Choibalsan’s journal. It was recorded that 27,000 were shot by court order. However, no one knows how many else have been killed. There were only two types of sentences: exe­cution and 10-year imprisonment. When it comes to 10 years of im­prisonment, it means that it is a chance to survive. One arrestor was sentenced to spend 10 years in prison, because he said, “I’m a German spy, not Japanese. Hitler just gave an order and returned to the mission.” The survivors were only left with endless fear.

There were no border disputes between Barga and Khalkha Mongols since they are the same Mongolians, but in 1907, one became Japan’s terri­tory and the other became Russia’s by the Secret Treaty. Stalin sud­denly triggered a border dispute. Manchukuo, Japan, and the MPR began trilateral negotiation many times in Manchuria. The Japanese expressed their willingness to ac­cept the independence of the MPR which was absolutely unacceptable for two neighbors. The Deputy Prime Minister Sambuu who led the negotiation was called to Moscow soon after and was shot. Border issues meant to be kept arguing, but not agreed!

Stalin demanded Genden to place a red army in Mongolia. Genden and Demid, who knew what he was trying to do, had refused and asked for a weapon to settle the problem on their own. “Russia and Japan are about to fight in our land, which will not affect Mongolia and Man­chukuo!”, Genden once said. Demid was kiiled by poisoning and soon after Gen­den was exiled and afterward shot to death on November 26, on a day of proclamation of the Mongolian People’s Republic. On the Naadam Holiday, Prime Minis­ter Amar was killed.

A large military force came in 1936-1937, without asking permis­sion from the Mongolian govern­ment. When Ivan Konev wrote to Moscow, he said, “There was no house for a soldier, so I ousted five thousand monks from a large monastery called Choir.”

These facts have been revealed after 1990. Many documents of Ja­pan, China, Soviet, Taiwan, USA, and Mongolia have begun to open step by step for Mongolians who happily have been celebrating the historic victory of the Khalkhin Gol. According to the disclosed archive facts it was revealed to be false the propaganda that Soviet-led forces killed about 60,000 Japanese troops in the bat­tle of Khalkhin Gol, or Japan was about to conquer and colonize Mongolia and take control of the Trans-Siberian rail­road. Colonel-General G. Krevosheyev, who dug into Chi­ta’s military archives, published a compilation of the book “Damage of Russia and the Soviet Union in the XX Century war”, indicating that Soviet loss was greater than the amount of Japanese damage in Khalkhin Gola battle. Stalin first used the Zhukov technique, which ignores human loss at the time. He also started the border dispute, and the battle was initially planned by Stalin. They noted Mongolians loss as a “1921 horse camel”. A fact is more important than truth.

In mongolian military archives, the num­ber of Mongolian soldiers killed was 237. Soviet bomber Airplanes miss-bombed Mongolian cavalry with a machine gun instead of Barga Mongols, firing around 90 soldiers. Only to cover this mis­understanding, the Soviet Union shot Luvsandonoi, the corpus com­mander, who led the Mongolian side at the Battle of Khalkhin Gol, and Chief of Staff Tseren in Moscow, accusing them of conspiring with Japan. As a result, many soldiers who were fighting at Khalkhin Gol were killed, unfairly blamed as Japanese intelligence. How many people were killed in the battle is not certain. 6th and 8th cavalries attended from the Mongolian side in the battles. And they did not fight with the modem Japanese armed forces but fought with Barga Mon­gols from the Manchukuo side. The Barga Mongols did not help Japan, because they refused to fight against their brother nation.

The borderline of the Kwantung Army was a small force with no weapons of mass destruction. The commanders from Tokyo ordered them to resolve the border dis­pute of the Manchukuo and MPR and strictly prohibited violations of the Trans-Mongolian Frontier. Besides, General Komatsubara, who led the Japanese side at the Khalkhin Gol, was a Soviet agent. Thus, historical scientist Bold Ravdan published many historical writings from the American and Taiwan archives with several other books. The facts are more important than the truth.

Professor of the Moscow In­stitute of History and Archives A.Krushelnitsky and researchers V.Voronov and E.Trifonov have re­cently released a new document on the Battle of Khalkhin Gol. Nepko publishing has published “The Bat­tle of Khalkhin Gol: Who Won?’’, com­plying some of their works. There are so many interesting facts that have not been mentioned before. Soviet forces prepared for battle long before the start of the Khalkhin Gol Battle, equipping 32,000 troops and a wide range of tech­niques available in Mongolia. The Japanese troops did not violate the frontiers. Soviet spies disguised as Mongolian military, went to the border of Manchukuo to evoke dis­pute. Border disputes have been falsely aroused, and the Soviet mil­itary’s topography and cartography of borderline were wrongly made up on purpose. And so on. A fact is more important than truth.

Stalin is one of the most influ­ential strategists in history. He defended the security of the Far East during World War II through the Battle of Khalkhin Gol. With the Battle of the Khalkhin Gol, the Soviet Union has made the MPR completely faithful to them without any opposition. Although USSR temporarily lost his reputation after the Molotov-Ribbontrop agreement, but coild join to Allies through the Battle of Khalkhin Gol. He gained the possibility to associ­ate with Chinese Communists and Nationalists who were fighting against Japan.

During the World War, Japan was not as innocent as a lamb. It is one of the four major culprits (Japan, Germany, USSR, Italy) who nearly demolished the world. The Japanese, led by a cruel regime, fought with China for eight years, bombed Australia, attacked Pearl Harbor, devastated Burma, and col­onized Taiwan and Korea. They organized a butchering in Nanjing, operated a man-made laboratory in Manchuria, and tortured hostages in prison camps. Millions of people lost their lives in the war. Although 70-80 years have passed since the war, the Chinese and the Korean people still remember.

However, they did not intend to take over the MPR and were even willing to accept the independence of the country. They were very friendly to the Mongolian people who live in the territory of China. Particular attention was paid to the citizens to civilize and to protect them from China. The Japanese people honored the straightforward and powerful history of the Mon­gols. At that time, Japanese peo­ple did not have any contact with Mongolia, but there was a highly developed Mongolian study.

Why dear comrade Vladimir Vlad­imirovich decided suddenly to declare “war” on the Khalkhin Gol? Where it will once again push and pull us to? The conflict between Japan and Korea has become Presiden­tial issues. The long-going dispute between China and Japan is now becoming territorial disputes. Many countries are competing with each other to take control over the Strait of Malacca The Japanese Prime Minister’s attempt to resolve the issue of the four is­lands by negotiation was met by bad provocation. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is gradually obtaining character of military pact. Is it on its way to become new form of Warsaw Pact against NATO? Trump announced that the U.S ends INF nuclear missile treaty with Russia. Russia, who is facing economic crises under international sanctions, started to show off their enormous amount of nuclear weapons left over from the Cold War. Some experts are arguing that Russia, because of it’s military forces are outdated to a certain extent, is taking rash actions to further develop their military without considering the consequences or rapidly mobilizing their military for some unknown event. Dear comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich, who is losing internal support by the day, might be planning to take action which will give him something to take as hostage, something perhaps has a wider range than Krym and which the world will have no choice but to accept and negotiate. Whatever the case, since he is being pressured from both the outside and inside it might be too late for him to make a moral and civilized decision. So now we ask what stunt our dear comrade Vladimir Vladimirovich has prepared in Mongolia, a country currently more free and democratic than Russia, to show the world under the illusion of the celebration of the Khalkhin Gol battle victory?