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Cdr Mikhail Vasilevich Frunze

Cdr Mikhail Vasilevich Frunze  

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(1885–1925),Soviet politician, military leader, and theorist; founder and ideologue of the Red Army, Soviet military doctrine, and Soviet preparations for total war. A student at St Petersburg ...
Cossacks

Cossacks  

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A people in south Russia. They were descended from refugees from religious persecution in Poland and Muscovy, and from peasants fleeing the taxes and obligations of the feudal system. Settling in ...
eastern front

eastern front  

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(1914–18).The German elite accepted war in 1914, in part because it feared the long-term build-up of Russian military strength. The pretext for escalating from a local war to a ...
Marshal Ivan Konev

Marshal Ivan Konev  

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(1897–1973),Soviet Army officer who acted as a military commissar during the civil war before becoming part of the officer corps in 1924.Konev, not entirely without reason, regarded Zhukov ...
Marshal Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevskiy

Marshal Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevskiy  

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(1893–1937),Russian and Soviet commander and military thinker. Born into down-at-heel Russian aristocracy, he graduated with the highest marks ever awarded from the Aleksandrovsk officer training ...
North Russia intervention force

North Russia intervention force  

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(1918–19),international US, British, French, and Canadian force of all three services inserted into north Russia through Archangel and Murmansk as part of the muddled and unsuccessful intervention in ...
Russian Revolutions

Russian Revolutions (November 1917)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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The two revolutions of 1917 took Russia out of WW I. They led to the creation of the world's first

Russo-Japanese War

Russo-Japanese War  

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A war fought 1904–05 between Russia and Japan over conflicting claims to sovereignty in parts of east Asia. The Russians were decisively defeated and abandoned their expansionist policies. The war ...
siege of Leningrad

siege of Leningrad  

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(September 1941–January 1944)The defence of Leningrad (now St Petersburg) against the Germans by the Soviet army in World War II. The German army had intended to capture Leningrad in the 1941 ...

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