From what I’ve read, the defeat of Japan by Zhukov played a role in Japans decision not to attack the Soviet Union during the war. Not that it would matter. Eastern Russia was huge, sparsely populated, had poor infrastructure and Japan would be at a steep technological disadvantage. They’d probably have far more logistical problems than their German allies.I've heard of that before. It was some payback for losing to the Japanese in 1905. How did it change the course of the war though?