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1914 Battle of Tannenberg, Poland. 23 August 2 September Samsonov's Russian Second Army encircled destroyed by German Eighth Army

1914 First Battle of Masurian Lakes, Poland. 9 September14 German Eighth Army defeats Rennenkampf's Russian First Army

1914 Siege of Przemyśl, Poland. (24 September 1914 - 22 March 1915) Russians initially unsuccessful, but second siege attempt succeeds.

1914 Battle of Vistula River, Poland. (29 September 31 October) Russians defeat Germans under August von Mackensen.

1914 Battle of Łódź, Poland. 11 November Russians take city, lose it on 6 December

1914 Battle of Cracow, Poland. 16 November heavy casualties to Austria Russia

1914 Battle of Łowicz, Poland. 30 November17 December Russians take city

1915 Battle of Bolimov, Poland. 31 January Cold weather thwarts German gas attack against Russians.

1915 Second Battle of Masurian Lakes, Poland. 7 February22 Initial German attack is highly successful, but further attacks are repulsed

1918 - 9 1 Greater Poland Uprising Poland German Empire
1918 - 9 1 Polish-Ukrainian War Poland West Ukrainian People's Republic
1919 Polish-Czechoslovak War Czechoslovakia Second Polish Republic
1919 - 21 2 Polish-Soviet War Republic of Poland Ukrainian People's Republic Russian SFSR Ukrainian SSR

1920 Battle of Radzymin, Poland. 12 August 15 August Town changes hands twice during PolishBolshevik War.

1920 Battle of Nasielsk, Poland. 14 August 15 August Minor Polish victory as part of action around Warsaw.

1920 Battle of Warsaw, Poland. 13 August 25 August Poles defeat Red Army

1920 Battle of Raszyn, Poland. (August)

1920 Battle of Komarow, Poland. 31 August Decisive Polish victory.

1920 Polish-Lithuanian War Part of Lithuanian Wars of Independence Poland Lithuania

1939 Blitzkrieg Attack on Poland. 1 September 6 October Start of World War II in Europe, German victory. See also List of World War II battles

1939 Battle of Bzura River, Poland. 9 September 19

1939 Battle of Hel, Poland. 9 September 2 October

1939 Battle of Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland. 17 September 26

1939 Battle of Warsaw, Poland. 8 September 28

1939 Battle of Kock, Poland. 2 October 5

1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Poland. 18 April 5000 Jews 5000 Germans die, Jews confined

1944 Warsaw Uprising, Poland. 1 August 3 October 20,000 armed Poles against 55,000 Wehrmacht SS. City destroyed in 90%, more than 250,000 casualties.

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1919 Battle of Bereza Kartuska, Belarus. 14 February Polish victory during PolishBolshevik War

1920 Battle of Niemen river, Belarus. 15 September 25 September Poles defeat reserves of Red Army

 

1941 Battle of BiałystokMinsk, Belarus. (22 June 29 June) German victory in Belarus.

1944 Operation Bagration, Belarus, Check Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia. 22 June Eastern Front Soviet offensive destroys German Army Group Center.

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1914 Battle of Galicia, Ukraine. (26 August 11 September) Russia defeats AustriaHungary.

1916 Brusilov offensive, Ukraine. 4 June 20 September Russia nearly collapses Austria but losses are staggering

1917 Battle of Zborov, Ukraine. 1 July2 July part of Kerensky Offensive

1917 - 21 4 Ukrainian War of Independence Part of Russian Civil War

1918 Battle of Bakhmach, Ukraine. 8 March 13 March Czechoslovak Legion escaped German encirclement

1918 Battle of Przemyśl, Ukraine. (11 November 12 November) Polish forces capture town from Ukrainians.

1919 Battle of Lwów, Ukraine. (1 November 1918 30 May 1919) Polish city besieged by Ukrainian forces.

1920 Battle of Wołodarka, Ukraine. 29 May 31 May Polish victory during PolishBolshevik War.

1920 Battle of Bystrzyk, Ukraine. 31 May Polish victory by surprise attack.

1920 Battle of Boryspol, Ukraine. 2 June Polish capture Russian supplies.

1920 Battle of Zadwórze, Ukraine. 17 August Polish army defeated by Red Army forces of Semyon Budennyi

 

1941 Battle of Brody, Ukraine. 26 June 30 June One of largest tank battles of World War II

1941 Battle of Kiev, Ukraine. 7 July 26 September largest encirclement battle of World War II

1941 Battle of Uman, Ukraine. 8 August German victory over Soviet Union.

1942 Second Battle of Kharkov, Ukraine. (12 May 28 May) Soviet counterattack thwarted.

1943 Fourth Battle of Kharkov, Ukraine. 23 August Soviets liberate town.

1943 Third Battle of Kharkov, Ukraine. (16 February 15 March) Nazi victory.

1942 Battle of Sevastopol, Ukraine. 2 July Captured by Germans after eight month siege

1944 Battle of Korsun Pocket, Ukraine. (24 January 16 February) Decisive Soviet victory.

1944 Battle of Hube's Pocket, Ukraine. (25 March 15 April) Germans victorious, but have to retreat afterward.

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1912 Battle of Kirk Kelesse, Bulgaria. 24 October Bulgarians defeat Ottomans in E. Thrace

1913 Battle of Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria. 8 July 18 July Inconclusive ten day battle between Bulgaria Greece

1915 Ottoman empire slaughters Armenians 1.2 million deaths
     
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1900 Russia annexes eastern Pamirs.
1904 - 5 1 RussoJapanese War Empire of Japan Russian Empire Principality of Montenegro
1905 Russian Revolution Russian Empire Revolutionaries
1905 1905 Russian Revolution.
1905 RussoJapanese War.
1906 completion of OrenburgTashkent Railroad, linking Turkestan to European Russia.




1914 Battle of Stalluponen. Nesterov, Russia. 17 August First battle on Russian Eastern Front in World War I

1914 Battle of Gumbinnen. Gusev, Russia. 19 August20 Russians defeat German Eighth Army, advance deeper into East Prussia

1916 Kyrgyz revolt against Russia 120,000 deaths
1917 Bolshevik Party affirms it support of right of all nations within Russia to separate form independent states.
1917 First Central Asian Muslim Congress in Tashkent demands cessation of Russian colonization return of confiscated lands.
1917 Bolshevik "October" Revolution in Russia, resulting in Tashkent Soviet seizing power from Tashkent Committee.
1917 Third Regional Congress of Soviets in Tashkent decides to exclude Muslims from local government.
1917 Fourth Central Asian Muslim Congress in Kokand results in creation of Muslim Provisional Government of Autonomous Turkestan.
1917 Russian February Revolution Russian revolutionaries Russian Empire
1917 Russian October Revolution Bolsheviks Russian Provisional Government
1917 23 6 Russian Civil War Communist Forces: Russian SFSR Ukrainian SSR Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine Russian Empire Central Powers (until 1918): AustroHungarian Empire German Empire (including German colonial forces) Ottoman Empire Allied Forces (from 1918): Czechoslovakia China Estonia Finland France Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Italy Empire of Japan Latvia Lithuania Poland Kingdom of Romania Kingdom of Serbia United Kingdom Australia Canada United States
1917 - 8 1 SovietTurkish War Part of Russian Civil War Ottoman Empire Russian SFSR
1918 Muslim government in Kokand is crushed by Tashkent Soviet Red Army, resulting in slaughter of many Muslims.
1918 Russian Civil War begins.
Russian revolution
1917 - 21
5 million deaths
Strike 1924
Nicholas Alexandra 1971
Rasputin 1996 1985
Agony: Life Death of Rasputin 1975
I Killed Rasputin 1967
Rasputin  Mad Monk 1966
Nights of Rasputin 1960
Rasputin Empress 1932
Fall of Eagles 1974 (TV miniseries) 
Reds 1981
Dr. Zhivago 1965
October 1928
End of St. Petersburg 1934
Red White 1967 
Anastasia 1956 1997
Anastasia: Mystery of Anna 1986
1919 - 21 Poland vs Soviet Union 27,000 deaths
1920 Reds emerge victorious in Russian
1920 Soviet troops capture Khiva, resulting in abolition of Khanate of Khiva end of Kungrat dynasty.
1920 Alash Orda government gives up resistance to Bolsheviks.
1920 Soviet troops capture Bukhara, resulting in abolition of Khanate of Bukhara end of Mangit dynasty.
1922 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is created, with Turkestan Kirghiz (Kazakh) ASSRs included as parts of Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
1922 USSR formed
Stalin 1922 - 53
Utomlyonnye solntsem (Burnt by Sun) 1994
Inner Circle 1991
Csend és kiáltás (Silence Cry) 1967 soldiers
A Tanú (The Witness) 1969
Animal Farm 1955 1999
East/West 1999
1921 2 1 East Karelian Uprising Russian SFSR Finnish East Karelian rebels
1924 August Uprising Soviet Union Committee for Independence of Georgia
1924 death of Lenin subsequent rise of Stalin to full power in USSR.
1927 Stalin comes to power
1928 Soviet antiIslamic campaign launched, resulting in disbanding of Islamic courts waqfs.
1928 - 30 Latin script replaces Arabic alphabet in Soviet Central Asia.
1928 - 33 forced collectivization of Soviet Central Asians.

1938 Battle of Lake Khasan, Russia.

1939 First Battle of Summa, Russia. 16 December 22 December Finnish attack thwarted during Winter War.

1932 - 33 Soviet Union vs Ukraine 10 million deaths
1930 completion of TurkestanSiberian Railroad.
1936 37 Stalin's purges 13 million deaths
1937 - 38 Stalin purges Muslim Communist leaders.
1937 Xinjiang War Soviet Union Russian Empire Republic of China
1938 Battle of Lake Khasan Soviet Union Manchukuo Empire of Japan
1939 - 40 Cyrillic script replaces Latin Alphabet in Soviet Central Asia.
Trotsky Assasination
1939
Assassination of Trotsky 1972
Frida 2000

1940 Second Battle of Summa, Russia. 1 February 15 February Finnish attack thwarted during Winter War.

1941 Operation Barbarossa, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. 22 June German invasion of Soviet Union

1942 Battle of Moscow, Russia. 17 January Soviet defenders drive back German Army Group Centre

1941 Battle of Smolensk, Russia. 6 July 5 August Soviet attempt to block Wehrmacht's advance on Moscow

1941 Battle of Borodino, Russia. July 7 day battle between Soviet German armies

1941 Siege of Leningrad, Russia. (8 September 1941 - 27 January 1944) City endures threeyear Nazi siege.

1941 Battle of Rostov, Russia. 27 November Germans forced to withdraw despite Hitler's orders, but Soviets suffer over 140,000 casualties.

1942 Battle of Stalingrad, Russia. 17 July 1942 - 2 February 1943 City besieged by Paulus' German Sixth Army; from 23 November Sixth Army is surrounded destroyed by Soviets; bloodiest battle in history, 1.8 millions dead approx

1943 Battle of Velikiye Luki, Russia. (19 November 1942 16 January) Germans clash with Soviets.

1943 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Russia. 26 March U.S. naval victory, USS Salt Lake City damaged.

1942 Convoy PQ17 27 ships leave Iceland on 17 June for Murmansk, Russia. - on 5 10 July ships reach Murmansk

1943 Battle of Kursk, Russia. (4 July 23 August) Germans attack Kursk salient at Orel Belgorod, but are stopped by heavy Russians defences; arguably largest tank battle ever fought. Heavy losses.

1944 Battle of TaliIhantala, Russia. (25 June 9 July) Finnish stop Soviet offensive

1942 Soviet government grants Islam official legal status in USSR establishes four Spiritual Directorates.
1944 forced evacuation of Crimean Tatars, Meskhetian Turks, other Caucasian Muslims to Soviet Central Asia.
1944 - 53 9 Guerilla War in Baltic states Soviet Union Forest Brothers