Russo-Japanese Treaty of Neutrality Jun 26, 2013 Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Agreement 1941; Wikimedia Commons In April 1941 the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan signed a Treaty of Neutrality, which pledged that both countries would remain neutral in the event of a war with a third party. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 2 Comments Holly on June 26, 2013 at 8:45 am How did this work out in the end? Did Russia fight the Japanese or only the Germans? Fasinating blog! Reply cheval73 on June 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm – Imperial Japan humiliated Russia in the Russo-Japanese War 1905 – After invading Manchuria in establishing the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1932, Japan turned its military interests to Soviet territories – The Anti-Comintern Pact of 1936 further deteriorated the relationship between Japan and the USSR. – In 1939, the Russians defeated the Japanese in Mongolia – In 1941, Japan and the USSR signed a neutrality pact. – In April 1945 the USSR annulled the neutrality pact and invaded Manchuria – Had the war continued, the Soviets had plans to invade Hokkaido before the Allies could invade the main island of Kyushu – In 1946, 56 islands of the Kuril chain, and the southern half of Sakhalin were incorporated into the USSR Reply Comments, contributions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.