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30/9/1915 The Eastern Front stabilises

Russia has been on the back foot since Germany launched the Gorlice-Tarnów offensive in May. Hindenburg and Ludendorff, the Eastern Front commanders, had been saying that they could knock Russia out of the war if Germany’s reserves were given to them. 353 more words

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28/9/1915 Rovno: Russia's counter-attack hits Austria hard

The Russian counterattack at Rovno has dealt a heavy blow to the Austro-Hungarians. Despite the defeats they have endured over the summer, mainly at the hands of the Germans, the Russians show that they are still a force to be reckoned with. 57 more words

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21/9/1915 Rovno: the Russians strike back

The Germans and Austro-Hungarians have enjoyed many successes since the launch of the Gorlice-Tarnów offensive in May. The initial victories may have largely been the result of German efforts, but the Austro-Hungarians have also been able to reap some benefits. 130 more words

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Did sniper Mikael Skillt betray Russian volunteers in Azov Regiment to the FSB?

In late September last year, I received a rather shocking set of messages from my friend Dima in Rostov on Don regarding Mikael Skillt at Mariupol. 488 more words


18/9/1915 Germany takes Vilna, but its run of victories against Russia is drawing to a close

The Lithuanian city of Vilna falls to German forces today. But this was not as easy a victory over the Russians as the Germans have been used to. 198 more words

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5/9/1915 Tsar Nicholas takes command

Things have not been going well for the Russian army. Since the Germans launched the Gorlice-Tarnów offensive in May the enemy has inflicted a series of defeats. 222 more words

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