In the Kuril Islands, the battle between the Soviet Union and Japan started after the surrender of Japan. On the night of August 17, 1945, the Red Army started its operation on the Kuril Islands. On one of these islands, the last battle of WW2 was fought.
When the Red Army landed on that island with the support of bombers and artillery, the commander of Japanese division notified the Soviets that the war is already over and his unit doesn't want to fight anymore, suggesting a peaceful surrender.
But, the Soviets brutally rejected this Japanese offer and opened fire against their unwilling enemy. A group of Japanese soldiers sent for truce negotiation with a white flag in their hands were shot and killed by the Soviets. The fierce battle lasted for 4 days, resulting in bloody surrender of Japanese forces.
According to the Japanese record, Japanese casualties were 500, the Soviets 3000, while the Soviet record states 1000 Japanese and 1500 Soviet casualties. One certain fact is that the Soviets cost even higher casualties than their enemy.
What is the name of this Island where the last battle of WW2 was fought?
* The Soviet conquest of the Kuril Islands was completed on September 5, 1945. There were some petty fightings on other islands, but the battle for the above island was the biggest one.
* The southernmost advance point of the Red Army in WW2 was Seoul in which I'm editing my post now. They reached a northwestern part of Seoul in early September, but they went back northward soon. (This is an unknown fact)