Russia- Major Conflics

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    Russian Major Conflicts

  • Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

    Napoleon's Invasion of Russia
    This campaign ensured Napoleon’s downfall and Russia’s status as a leading power in post-Napoleonic Europe. Yet even as Russia emerged more powerful than ever from the Napoleonic era, its eternal tensions began to increase.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Russo-Japanese War
    February 8, 1904 - September 5, 1905:
    Russia, a very strong imperial power, had ambitions in the East. The Russian Empire stretched from Poland in the West to Kamchatka in the East. With its construction of the Trans Siberian railway to the port of Vladivostok, Russia hoped to further consolidate its influence and presence in the region. This was what Japan feared.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    World War 1 had a devastating impact on Russia. When the war began Russia responded by patriotically rallying around Nicholas the second. Military disasters weakened the Russian army in the initial phases of the war. The growing influence of Gregory Rasputin over the Romanov’s did a great deal of damage to the royal family and by the end of the spring of 1917 the Romanov’s were no longer in charge of Russia and were taken over by the Provisional Government.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    In June 1941, World War 2 witnessed what was then the largest land attack in history, Operations Barbarossa. A vast Nazi force used Blitzkrieg to devastating effect on the Russian army. Hitler made it clear that he hated the Russian’s and that was between the two countries was inevitable. Hitler also exterminated many Jews that lived in Russia.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The United States wanted to encourage free trade throughout the world. The Soviet Union wanted to shield off her own sphere from international commerce. Russia feared that trade with the West would involve the risk of Russia being opened to western influences which would have eroded the strength of the totalitarian regime. These differences led to much ill feeling between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
    Thousands of Afghanistan Muslims joined Mujahedeen, a guerilla force on a holy mission for Allah. They wanted the overthrow of the Amin government. They declared a jihad on the supporters of Amin. This was also extended to the Russians who were now in Afghanistan trying to maintain the power of the Amin government. The Russians claimed that they had been invited in by the Amin government and that they were not invading the country. They claimed that their task was to support a legitim
  • Wars with Chechnya

    Wars with Chechnya
    Russian military had many difficulties faced while planning and carrying out the urban operations in Chechnya. Russian and rebel military forces fought to control the Chechen City of Grozny in the winters of 1994-95 and 1999-2000, as well as clashing in smaller towns and villages.
  • Russia's War with Georgia

    Russia's War with Georgia
    A Georgian province, South Ossetia, used to be part of the Soviet Union. Throughout the 90’s the Soviet Union and Georgia had uneasy relationships. This is why Russian peacekeepers were involved. The Soviet Union now wants to become independent. The Soviet Union started a rebellion against Georgia and Russia. They also gave the Soviet Union people Russian Citizenship. Eventually, Georgia did a full-scale attack on the Soviet Union to crush the rebellion, killing hundreds.