Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Timothy C. Dowling
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  • ISBN-10: 1598849484
  • ISBN-13: 9781598849486
  • DDC: 355.020947
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1040 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2015
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Overview

Russian military history is an often-overlooked field. Yet Russia is and has long been an important player in global politics, and its military exploits have been central to its role on the world stage. This study of Russia's military past provides insights into European and U.S. history, including the conduct of the two World Wars and the Cold War, and will help readers better appreciate the current geopolitical situation. This work covers major events and figures in Russian military history from the end of Mongol domination in the 14th century to the present day. More than 650 entries by scores of expert contributors detail events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that have influenced Russian warfare over 800 years. Two alphabetically arranged volumes explore such conflicts as the Russo-Polish Wars, the Great Northern War, the Russo-Turkish Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Cross references and further readings in each entry serve as jumping-off points for further exploration.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Timothy C. Dowling

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Guide to Related Topics.
List of Maps.
Foreword.
Preface.
1: Aa, Battle of the (January 7ΓÇô9, 1917).
2: ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty.
3: Adrianople (Edirne), Treaty of (1829).
4: Afghanistan Border Dispute.
5: Afghanistan War (December 25, 1979ΓÇôFebruary 15, 1989).
6: Air Forces, Russia (to 1917, and since 1991).
7: Air Forces, Soviet (1917ΓÇô1991).
8: Air Forces, Soviet (1917ΓÇô1991), Women in.
9: AK-47.
10: Albion, Operation (October 8ΓÇô18, 1917).
11: Aleksandr Nevsky (Frigate).
12: Alekseev, Evgeny I. (1843ΓÇô1917).
13: Alekseev, Mikhail Vasilievich (1857ΓÇô1918).
14: Aleksei Mikhailovich, Czar (1629ΓÇô1676).
15: Alexander I, Czar (1777ΓÇô1825).
16: Alexander II, Czar (1818ΓÇô1881).
17: Alexander III, Czar (1845ΓÇô1894).
18: Alexandra Fyodorovna, Czarina (1872ΓÇô1918).
19: Allied Intervention in Russia (1918ΓÇô1922).
20: Alma River, Battle of the (September 20, 1854).
21: Altvater (Alfater), Vasily Mikhailovich (1883ΓÇô1919).
22: Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich (1914ΓÇô1984).
23: Anglo-Russian Entente (August 31, 1907).
24: Anglo-Soviet Treaty (May 26, 1942).
25: Angolan Civil Wars (1975ΓÇô1996).
26: Antonov, Aleksei Innokentievich (1896ΓÇô1962).
27: Apraksin, Count Fyodor Matveevich (1661ΓÇô1728).
28: Apraksin, Stepan F. (1702ΓÇô1758).
29: Arab-Israeli War (1956).
30: Arakcheev, Alexis (1769ΓÇô1834).
31: Arctic Convoys, World War II.
32: Armed Neutrality, League of (1801).
33: Army, Imperial Russian (ca. 1500ΓÇô1918).
34: Army, Russian (1991ΓÇô).
35: Army, Soviet (Red Army; 1918ΓÇô1991).
36: Atomic Weapons Program, Soviet.
37: August Coup (1991).
38: Aurora (Protected Cruiser).
39: Austerlitz, Battle of (December 2, 1805).
40: Austrian State Treaty (May 15, 1955).
41: Azov Campaigns (1695ΓÇô1696).
42: Babi Yar Massacre (September 29ΓÇô30, 1941).
43: Bagramyan, Ivan Khristoforovich (1897ΓÇô1982).
44: Bagration, Operation.
45: Bagration, Pyotr (1765ΓÇô1812).
46: Balaclava, Battle of (October 25, 1854).
47: Balkan Wars (1912ΓÇô1913).
48: Baltic Fleet Mutiny (March 1917).
49: Baltic Operations, Land, World War I.
50: Baltic Operations, Sea, World War I.
51: Baltic Rebellions (1991).
52: Barbarossa, Operation (June 22ΓÇôDecember 5, 1941).
53: Barclay de Tolly, Prince Mikhail (1761ΓÇô1818).
54: Basmachi Insurgency (1918ΓÇô1933).
55: Batov, Pavel Ivanovich (1897ΓÇô1985).
56: Bautzen, Battle of (May 20ΓÇô21, 1813).
57: Belorussia Offensive (June 23ΓÇôAugust 29, 1944).
58: Belov, Pavel Alekseevich (1897ΓÇô1962).
59: Bennigsen, Leonty Levin (1745ΓÇô1826).
60: Beria, Lavrenty Pavlovich (1899ΓÇô1953).
61: Berlin, Battle for (April 16ΓÇôMay 2, 1945).
62: Berlin, Congress of (June 13ΓÇôJuly 13, 1878).
63: Berlin Blockade and Airlift (1948ΓÇô1949).
64: Berlin Rising (June 16ΓÇô17, 1953).
65: Bestuzhev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (1797ΓÇô1837).
66: Bestuzhev-Riumin, Count Aleksei Petrovich (1693ΓÇô1766).
67: Birilev, Aleksei Alekseevich (1844ΓÇô1915).
68: Black Hundreds.
69: Black Reichswehr.
70: Black Sea, Area of Operations, World War II.
71: Black Sea, Naval Operations, World War I.
72: Bloody Sunday.
73: Bluecher (Blyuker), Vasily Konstantinovich (1889ΓÇô1938).
74: BMP-1 Series Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
75: Bochkareva, Maria (Mariya or Yasha; 1889ΓÇô1920).
76: Bogolyubsky, Andrei (1111ΓÇô1174).
77: Bolotnikov Rebellion.
78: Bolotnikov, Ivan Isaevich (?ΓÇô1608).
79: Bonch-Bruevich, Mikhail Dmitrievich (1870ΓÇô1956).
80: Borodino, Battle of (September 7, 1812).
81: Bosnian Annexation Crisis (1908).
82: Boxer Rebellion, Russia and (1899ΓÇô1903).
83: Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of (March 3, 1918).
84: Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich (1906ΓÇô1982).
85: Brezhnev Doctrine.
86: Brusilov, Aleksei Alekseevich (1853ΓÇô1926).
87: Brusilov Offensive (June 4ΓÇôSeptember 1, 1916).
88: Budapest, Battle of (November 3, 1944ΓÇôFebruary 13, 1945).
89: Budenny, Semen Mikhailovich (1883ΓÇô1973).
90: Bug Offensive (June 29ΓÇôSeptember 30, 1915).
91: Bukhara and Khiva, Conquest of.
92: Bulavin, Kondraty Afansievich (1660ΓÇô1708).
93: Cairo Conference (November 23ΓÇô26 and December 3ΓÇô7, 1943).
94: Cape Sarych, Battle of (November 17, 1914).
95: Carpathian Campaign (January 23ΓÇôMarch 1915).
96: Casualties, Russian, World War I (1914ΓÇô1917).
97: Casualties, Russian Civil War (1918ΓÇô1922).
98: Casualties, Soviet, World War II (1939ΓÇô1945).
99: Catherine II (ΓÇ£the GreatΓÇ¥; 1729ΓÇô1796).
100: Caucasus Campaign (July 22, 1942ΓÇôFebruary 3, 1943).
101: Caucasus Front, World War I.
102: Cavalry.
103: Chantilly Conference (1915).
104: Chechen War, First (1994ΓÇô1996).
105: Chechen War, Second (War in the Northern Caucasus; October 1999ΓÇôFebruary 2000).
106: Cheka (Chrezvychaynayakomissiya).
107: Cherniaev, Mikhail Grigorevich (1828ΓÇô1898).
108: Cherniakhovsky, Ivan Danilovich (1906ΓÇô1945).
109: Chesme, Battle of (July 5ΓÇô7, 1770).
110: Chichagov, Pavel Vasilievich (1767ΓÇô1849).
111: Chinese Civil War (1911ΓÇô1949).
112: Chkheidze, Nikolai Semenovich (1864ΓÇô1926).
113: Chuikov, Vasily Ivanovich (1900ΓÇô1982).
114: Churchill-Stalin Meeting (Code-Name Tolstoy; October 9ΓÇô10, 1944).
115: Cold War, Soviet Union in (1924ΓÇô1991).
116: Commissars, Military (1917ΓÇô1991).
117: Conscription.
118: Constantinople Agreements, World War I.
119: Construction Battalions (Soviet).
120: Continuation War (Finnish-Soviet War; June 25, 1941ΓÇôSeptember 4, 1944).
121: Cossacks.
122: Crimea (Crimean Peninsula).
123: Crimea Campaign (AprilΓÇôMay 1944).
124: Crimean War (1853ΓÇô1856).
125: Cuban Missile Crisis (October 1962).
126: Curzon Line.
127: Czar Bomba (ΓÇ£King of BombsΓÇ¥).
128: Czar Pushka.
129: Czar Tank.
130: Czech Legion (August 1914ΓÇôDecember 1919).
131: Danilov, Yuri Nikiforovich (1866ΓÇô1937).
132: Davydov, Denis Vasilievich (1784ΓÇô1839).
133: Dawan Cheng, Battle of (1934).
134: Decembrist Movement and Rebellion (1825).
135: Declaration on Liberated Europe (February 1945).
136: Dedovshchina.
137: Deep Battle.
138: Denikin, Anton Ivanovich (1872ΓÇô1947).
139: Deulino, Truce of (1618).
140: Diebitsch, Count Hans Friedrich Anton (Ivan Ivanovich Dibich Zabalkansky; 1785ΓÇô1831).
141: Dmitriev, Radko Ruskov (1859ΓÇô1918).
142: Dmitry, False (1582?ΓÇô1606).
143: Dogger Bank Incident (October 21, 1904).
144: Dolgorukov, Prince Vasily Vladimirovich (ca. 1667ΓÇô1746).
145: Dolgoruky, Yuri (1099?ΓÇô1157).
146: Donskoi, Dmitry (October 12, 1350ΓÇôMay 19, 1389).
147: Dragomirov, Mikhail Ivanovich (1830ΓÇô1905).
148: Dragunov Sniper Rifle.
149: Dresden, Battle of (August 26ΓÇô27, 1813).
150: Dudayev, Dzhokhar M. (1944ΓÇô1996).
151: Dukhonin, Nikolai Nikolaevich (1876ΓÇô1917).
152: Eberhardt, Andrei Augustovich (1856ΓÇô1919).
153: Elizabeth I, Czarina (1709ΓÇô1761).
154: Erzincan, Battle of (July 25ΓÇô26, 1916).
155: Erzurum Offensive (January 10ΓÇôMarch 25, 1916).
156: Essen, Nikolai Ottovich von (1860ΓÇô1915).
157: Evert, Aleksei Ermolaevich (1857ΓÇô1918?).
158: Eylau, Battle of (February 8, 1807).
159: Faustschlag, Operation (February 18ΓÇôMarch 3, 1917).
160: February (March) Revolution (1917).
161: Fedorenko, Yakov Nikolaevich (1896ΓÇô1947).
162: Fermor, William (ca. 1702ΓÇô1771).
163: Filaret (Philaret; Fyodor Nikitich Romanov; 1553?ΓÇô1632).
164: First Balkan War.
165: First World War, Russia in (1914ΓÇô1917).
166: Franco-Russian Alliance (1894).
167: Friedland, Battle of (June 14, 1807).
168: Frunze, Mikhail (1885ΓÇô1925).
169: Frunze Academy.
170: Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius (December 29, 1911ΓÇôJanuary 28, 1988).
171: Galicia, Battle of (1914).
172: Galicia Campaigns (1914ΓÇô1917).
173: Gentry Cavalry.
174: Geok-Tepe, Battles of (1879, 1881).
175: Georgia, Anti-Bolshevik Uprising in (1924).
176: Georgia, Soviet Invasion of (1921).
177: Georgian Rebellion (1956).
178: Georgian War (2008).
179: German Colonies in Russia (1763ΓÇô1993).
180: Germany, Allied Occupation after World War II (1945ΓÇô1948).
181: Godunov, Boris (1552ΓÇô1605).
182: Golikov, Filip Ivanovich (1900ΓÇô1980).
183: Golitsyn (Galitzine), Prince Vasily Vasilievich (1643ΓÇô1714).
184: Golitsyn, Dmitry Vladimirovich (1771ΓÇô1844).
185: Golovin, Nikolai (1875ΓÇô1944).
186: Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich (1931ΓÇô).
187: Gorchakov, Prince Mikhail Dmitrievich (1793ΓÇô1861).
188: Gordon, Patrick (1635ΓÇô1699).
189: Goremykin, Ivan Logginovich (1839ΓÇô1917).
190: Gorlice-Tarn├│w Offensive (MayΓÇôDecember 1915).