After the end of the Second World War more than ten thousand Japanese prisoners of war, including the captive generals and admirals, were held in Khabarovsk. Many prisoners didn’t survive the cold climate and stayed in the Khabarovsk land forever.
Peace Memorial Park was built in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in memory of all the deceased Japanese citizens. The monument to the deceased Japanese prisoners of war was erected by the Japanese government on the 31st of July 1995 in the Northern micro district of Khabarovsk. Around the monument there is a garden square, where cedars, birches, pines, firs were planted. Formerly this place was a prison of war camp and the Japanese cemetery.
Every year on the day of the war end the public members of Japanese and Russian parties hold the mourning ceremonies and commemoration prayers for the dead in this place.
Источник фотографий: Russia.Travel