October Revolution in Russia
Following the failure of the Kerensky Offensive in July 1917, both left- and right-wing factions vied for power in the ...
Battle of Warsaw
In the west, the Soviets had beaten back a Polish invasion of the Ukraine and reached the gates of Warsaw ...
Treaty of Rapallo
During the Great War, Italy and Serbia had been given conflicting promises of territory by the Allies. When the War ...
Eve of Barbarossa
Following their treatment by the Soviets, Finland and Romania fell into alignment with the Germans. By June 1941, after overrunning ...
The first Soviet republics to break away were the Baltic states, whose 1940 annexation by the Soviet Union had never ...
The first republics to break away from the Soviet Union were the Baltic states, whose 1940 annexation had never been ...
South Ossetia War
The collapse of Russian power in 1989-91 had allowed NATO and the EU to absorb not only the former Soviet ...