Clip opens with the title "RUSSIA DECLARES WAR ON JAPAN." Narrator says that the Soviets declared war on Japan - the Japanese empire - on August 8, 1945, three days after the US dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city, Hiroshima.

Russian soldiers march and stand in formation. Josef Stalin stands behind a small wall with a man; both acknowledge and cheer on the troops. Troops march with rifles pointing to the sky. CU of soldiers' faces. LS of a city, possibly Moscow, with troops all around.