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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.

The Siberian White Army 1918-1923

The counter-revolutionary White forces in Siberia started much like those in the South had in 1917. As in the Ukraine and number of Cossack...

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 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...

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...

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...

Nestor Makhno Anarchist General

Thirty year old anarchist terrorist and Tsarist inmate Nestor Makhno returned to his Ukrainian village and formed one of the most amazing armies in...

Czech Volunteers in Russia WWI

The Czech Legion started from humble beginnings in 1914 and ended up as one of the last reliable units on the World War One...

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...

Russian Women’s Legion of Death

The organization, war record, and short-lived history of the battalions of the Russian Women's Legion of Death that fought in World War One and...