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Welcome to the Russian, Soviet and CIS military history task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.

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This task force covers much of the military history of the post-Soviet states and territories formerly part of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire.

It covers twelve Soviet successor states Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, and also the nearby state of Mongolia.

However, the military affairs in the area of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are the subject of the Baltic states military history task force, Finland’s military history is covered by the Nordic military history task force, and Poland’s military history has the Polish military history task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Russian-task-force=yes or Russian=y to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Russian, Soviet and CIS military history task force articles.

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If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. AyodeleA1 (talk · contribs) (mostly former Central Asian, Eastern European, and Caucasus Soviet Republics)
  2. Brandmeister (talk · contribs) (mainly Eastern Front of WWII and some modern warfare-related stuff)
  3. Buckshot06 (talk · contribs) (Current Russian military and former Soviet military)
  4. Catlemur (talk · contribs)
  5. TheMightyGeneral (talk · contribs) (Georgians in imperial Russian service, Russo-Turkish & Crimean Wars, Soviet-Georgian related)
  6. Elfalem (talk · contribs)
  7. Janisterzaj (talk · contribs) (Russian army during the reign of Stalin)
  8. Kenmore (talk · contribs) (Napoleonic Wars and Crimean War)
  9. Kges1901 (talk · contribs) (WWII)
  10. Mzajac (talk · contribs) (Ukrainian military history, armoured fighting vehicles)
  11. RadioactiveBoulevardier (talk · contribs) (Individual military units post-1945, CE and other cleanup)
  12. Romanov loyalist (talk · contribs) (Russian imperial army)
  13. ryan.opel (talk · contribs) (Soviet Military, WW2 through Cold War)
  14. Vecrumba (talk · contribs) (Kievan Rus', partitions of Poland, Bessarabia, Russia in WWI, USSR in WWII)

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A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

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Attention needed referencing and citation (8,007) • coverage and accuracy (6,742) • structure (1,650) • grammar (448) • supporting materials (1,717)
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Kiev Strategic Offensive Operation (October 1943)Siege of LeningradEffect of the Siege of Leningrad on the city
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Rus'-Cuman warsBattle of Uhtua-KiestinkiBattles of Repola-RukajärviBattle of SiiranmäkiBattle of ChrobrzeSiege of BelySiege of TsarovoSiege of MozhayskFirst Siege of MoscowSecond Siege of MoscowBattle of BereznoBattle of DziunkówKiev Strategic Offensive Operation (November 1943)Battle of KrupczyceBattle of MiedwiedówkaBattle of Minsk (1920)Battle of MironówkaBattle of NowochwastówBattle of OkuniewBattle of OlszanicaBattle of PuchówkaBattle of SerockBattle of SpiczynBattle of SpiczyniecBattle of WasylkowceLvov-Chernovitsy Strategic Defensive OperationBattle of ZazimeBattle of ZboiskaBattle of ZelwaBattle of ŻywotówCircassian horsemenGlavnoye Upravleniye Ministerstvo OboronyStasys GuigaStanding Consultative CommissionSTRATUS IVYSoviet military engineeringFirst Pechenga expeditionSecond Pechenga expeditionInsurgency 1920s–1930s in ChechnyaList of missing topics (many redlinks) • West Siberian revoltMilitary uniforms of the Soviet UnionRussia–United States proxy conflictCommander of the Strategic Rocket ForcesList of Ukrainian Heroes of the Soviet Union
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Operation SchamilMilitary history of RussiaBattle of KollaaBattle of RymnikBattle of SuursaariBattle of MirDead HandGregori KulikAlexander Konstantinovich AbramovUniforms of the Russian Armed Forces62nd Rifle Division (Soviet Union)323rd Rifle Division (Soviet Union)Ural Army
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Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre
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Battle of Moscow (1612)Battle of Demyansk (1943)88th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)Kamensk-Uralsky (air base)Kamchatka (ship)Nikolai VatutinMikhail Shumilov
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Books edit

  • David Glantz, Colossus series, including David Glantz, Companion to Colossus Reborn: Key Documents and Statistics, Lawrence, Kansas, University Press of Kansas, 2005
  • Hartlet, Janet M., Keenan, Paul, Lieven, Dominic. War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850: Russia and the Napoleonic Wars.
  • John Erickson's works
  • - has V.I. Feskov et al, The Soviet Army in the Period of the Cold War, Tomsk University Press, Tomsk, 2004, as well as other Russian military books. Feskov et al 2013 should be used in preference to Feskov et al 2004.
  • Goldmine of information on soviet ground forces here: Link Google Books allows the full viewing!
  • Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky's "KGB: The Inside Story of its foreign operations from Lenin to Gorbachev", 1990, Hodder and Stoughton, ISBN:0-340-48561-2

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