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    Lake Khasan (Lake Hasan, озеро Хасан) Primorsky Krai Russia

Location
Lake Khasan is a small lake in Khasansky District, Primorsky Krai in eastern Russia. Located 130 km southwest of Vladivostok. To the east is the Tumen River. Lake Khasan is also known as "Lake Hasan" in English. The lake is near the border between the Soviet Union (Russia), Manchuria (China) and North Korea. Also known as "Lake Hasan".

Battle of Lake Khasan / Changkufeng Incident
Known to the Japanese as "Changkufeng Incident" and Russians as the "Battle of Lake Khasan". This undeclared border war lasted from July 29 to August 11, 1938 with a ceasefire, but the contested frontier border line was never definitively resolved by the conflict or by either side.

Changkufeng
Located to the east of Lake Khasan (Hasan) with 158m elevation, overlooking the Tumen River and Lake Khasan.

Fangchuanting
Located to the south of Changkufeng. During 1938, a road connects to the northward connecting Shachaofeng and Yankuanping (inside Manchuria). Occupied by Soviet troops, who shot a Japanese cavalryman during July 1938, triggering the Changkufeng Incident.

Shachaofeng
Located to the north of Changkufeng

References
Japanese Studies on Manchuria: Volume XI Part 1, page 27
The Anatomy of a Small War: The Soviet-Japanese Struggle for Changkufeng/Khasan, 1938 by Alvin D. Coox

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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