Japanese nationalists gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, on Wednesday, to protest Russia's control over the formerly Japanese-occupied region Manchuria, in northern China. Protesters arrived in buses decked out in the Japanese flag and could be heard chanting on megaphones as they drove through the city streets. The demonstration has been reportedly held every year since 1954. On... Еще August 8 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, launching Operation Manchurian the following day. The region has been under Russian control ever since.