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The Russian Civil War 1917-1922

From 1917-1922 an incredible bloodletting took place as the former Tsarist Imperial Russian Empire broke apart and the new countries of Poland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and the USSR were left to rise from its ashes. Reds vs Whites with Cossacks, mercenaries, anarchist peasant armies, Tsarist remnants and foreign interventionists thrown in and mixed together formed one of the strangest and most interesting periods in modern military history.

Russian Imperial Guards ORBAT 1917

A list of the units assigned to the Tsar's own Russian Imperial Guard at its apogee on March 12, 1917- during the Russian...

Russian Imperial Guard 1905-1916

The Russian Imperial Guards formed in 1683 from 50 childhood playmates by Peter the Great had by 1905 swollen to a force of...

The Imperial Russian army of 1914

With 14 million peasant drafts lead by an officer corps one percent of that size, the Russian army was short of every single...

20th Century Genghis Khan

The crazy life of white russian Major General Baron Ungern von Sternberg, psychopathic warlord of Mongolia and Military Buddhist. The Baron Roman Feodorovich (also referred...

The Southern White Army 1917-1920

Under the protection of the Cossacks and aided by a corps of Interventionists, the AFSR White Army of the South fought for three bloody...

The Red Army 1917-1923

Formed from mutinous soldiers, armed factory workers and peasant conscripts, the Red Army prevailed through force of arms in the six-year-long Russian Civil War. When...

The Combat Record of the Konarmia

The 1st Cavalry Army of General Budyonny fought the Whites, Poles, Armenians, Greens, and everyone else in the Russian Civil War. Founded at the...

Formation of the Red Army Cavalry

The 1st Cavalry Army of General Budyonny was formed in 1918 to give the Red Army a mobile striking force and rapid reaction...

Baratovs Corps Combat Record

Baratov's cavalry corps in Persia, forgotten and far from home during the Russian Revolution, refused to stop fighting during World War One. Lieutenant General Nikolai...

Interventionists in the Far East

Japanese troops, assisted by the British, French and Americans, occupied the Russian far east for several years during the Russian Civil War. The Far...
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