When did WWII really end?

The obvious answer is May 8, 1945; unless, of course, you’re Russian. Due to Russian requirements and German delays after the war, the official German surrender to the Soviets didn’t happen until the next day: the 9th.

What does that matter? Well, it didn’t in the beginning. But during the Cold War, V-E Day was a political battleground used between the East and West. And it seems like it’s still one to this day…

Click to read at: The Atlantic


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