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The nation of Russia has a long and proud history, and includes wars and conflicts involving Russia against nearly every important nation and empire in world history. This page provides links to Russian History pages within the History Guy website, as well as selected Russian History Links and Resources throughout the internet.



Military History of Russia: (1815-1918)

Russo-Polish Wars: Wars and Conflicts Between Russia and Poland

The Georgia-Russia War (2008)

The Second Chechen War (1999- Present)

Russia and World War Two

World War Two: Battle of Khalkhin Gol

World War Two:The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (Signed August 24, 1939)

World War Two:The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland (Nov. 30, 1939 - March 1, 1940)

World War Two:The Yalta Conference Agreements (February 11, 1945)

Russian Biographies

Anna Chapman--Russian spy and Maxim model


Russian History Links and Resources Outside of the History Guy Website:

Kohn, George C. Dictionary of Wars. New York: Facts On File Publications. 1986.

Japan v. Russia, 1939 (part 1)

Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat; 1939--Combined Arms Research Library

Battle of Khalkhin Gol/Nomonhan Incident: 11 May 1939 - 27 Aug 1939--World War Two Database

The Battles of the Winter War

The Winter War 1939-1940: Telegrams From Each Day of the Winter War

The Finnish Winter War 1939-1940

Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia--From PBS

Winter War Timeline

The Mannerheim Line


News Links on Russian Wars (Mostly the Russia-Georgia War)

Biden says US stands with Georgia-AP, July 22, 2009

Biden Arrives in Georgia with Message of Support--Voice of Americ, July 22, 2009

Georgia Claims on Russia War Called Into Question --New York Times, Nov. 6, 2008

Fears of new war rise around separatist Abkhazia--Associated Press, Nov. 1, 2008

Conflict Exposes Obsolete Hardware --Moscow Times, August 15, 2008

Georgia Says Russian Troops Still Control One-Third of Country--Bloomberg.com, August 15, 2008

U.S. and Poland Set Missile Deal--New York Times, August 14, 2008

Signs of Ethnic Attacks in Georgia Conflict--New York Times, August 14, 2008

The Failure of Realpolitik-- The Moscow Times.com, August 12, 2008

McCain to voters: Russia-Georgia matters --August 11, 2008

Bush to Russia: Reverse 'unacceptable' course in Georgia--CNN, August 11, 2008

Russian Forces Capture Military Base in Georgia --New York Times, August 11, 2008

Russia opens new front, drives deeper into Georgia--Associated Press, August 11, 2008

US, Russian ambassadors spar at UN over Georgia--Associated Press, August 10, 2008

Georgia under all-out attack in breakaway Abkhazia: Separatist rebels and Russian forces launch attack on Georgian stronghold in Black Sea territory--Guardian.co.uk, August 10, 2008

Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships--Associated Press, August 10, 2008

Georgia and Russia Nearing All-Out War--New York Times, August 9, 2008

Candidates’ Reactions to Georgia Conflict Offer Hints at Style on Foreign Affairs --New York Times, August 9, 2008

Russia's 'Full Scale Invasion' of Georgia (Updated, with Video)--The Danger Room, posted August 9, 2008

War erupts in Georgia--The Economist, August 8, 2008

 Did the U.S. Prep Georgia for War with Russia?--The Danger Room, posted August 8, 2008


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