Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Mongolia in September to attend the events marking the 80th anniversary of victory in the Battles of Khalkhin Gol. According to Z.Enkhbold, Chief of Staff of Mongolian President, Putin will visit Mongolia on 3 September. He will travel on the the Russian Far East the night of the same day in order to welcome guests to the Eastern Economic Forum which will begin on 4 September in Vladivostok. Our President, Kh.Battulga will also leave for Vladivostok on 4 September.
In May, Mongolian President Kh. Battulga invited Putin to visit to the country and take part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of joint victory in the Battles of Khalkhin Gol.
Celebration of Khalkh Gol Victory will start with concert of the Russian A.V.Alexandrov Army Academic Song and Dance Ensemble on Ulaanbaatar’s Sukhbaatar Square on 28 August. In addition, there will be a concert of the Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble, a military parade and salute, a fly past, a concert of Mongolian and Russian singers and dancers as well as events for young people and children.
The conflict near the Khalkhin Gol River on Mongolian soil between the combined forces of the Soviet Union and Mongolia against Japan began in 1939. The battle lasted from May until September, resulting in the defeat of the Japanese Sixth Army, which had sought to reach Chita and Baikal and show China that “the Soviet military assistance was unreliable.” Later, Moscow and Tokyo signed a ceasefire agreement. Following Khalkhin Gol, Japan never again attacked the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).