Khabarovsk (Russian: Хаба́ровск; IPA: [xɐ'barəfsk]) is the largest city and the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. It is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border. It is the second largest city in the Russian Far East, after Vladivostok.
Khabarovsk in The War That Came EarlyEdit
Khabarovsk had been a rather unimportant city in Russian history until the conflict between the Empire of Japan and the Soviet Union in 1939-40. With a loss of several portions of the Tran-Siberian Railroad, the city became the prime base of the Red Air Force for it's air assistance against the besieged city of Vladivostok during it's siege and after.
In 1940, Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinov traveled to Khabarovsk to finalize the cease-fire between the Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan which ceded the Siberian territory Japan had successfully taken during from April 1939 through the Summer of 1940.