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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.

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This task force covers everything that can be legitimately considered to be Russian military history, as well as the military history of the Soviet Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) states after 1991. However, the military histories of the other pre-Soviet states are not included if they cannot be considered Russian; in particular, the Baltic states military history task force focuses on military affairs in the area of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Russian-task-force=yes 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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  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. Romanov loyalist (talk · contribs) (Russian imperial army)
  12. ryan.opel (talk · contribs) )(Soviet Military, WW2 through Cold War)
  13. Vecrumba (talk · contribs) (Kievan Rus', partitions of Poland, Bessarabia, Russia in WWI, USSR in WWII)

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Attention needed referencing and citation (4,519) • coverage and accuracy (3,516) • structure (1,067) • grammar (394) • supporting materials (1,180)
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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 warsKalev ArroBattle of Uhtua-KiestinkiBattles of Repola-RukajärviBattle of SiiranmäkiBattle of ChrobrzeSiege of BelySiege of TsarovoSiege of MozhayskFirst Siege of MoscowSecond Siege of MoscowBattle of KuhmoBattle 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 conflict (draft)
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Operation SchamilMilitary history of RussiaBattle of KollaaBattle of RymnikBattle of Trebia (1799)Battle of Peregonovka (Perehonivka)Nikolai VoronovBattle 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)
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  • 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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