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After the Khabarovsk Trials of 1949: the USSR, US and the Attempt to Organize a New Tribunal at the Far East during the Cold War

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Viktoriya V. Romanova , Yaroslav A. Shulatov


After the Khabarovsk Trials of 1949 over the Japanese war criminals, who were involved in the bacteriological program and human experimentation, the USSR initiated a new trial. The Soviet leadership was willing to attract public attention and bring to court not only the key figures of Japan’s bacteriological program but also emperor Hirohito as a war criminal. That was a direct threat to the US policy in occupied Japan, and thus caused a confrontation between Moscow and Washington

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