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Battle of Moscow
The-October-3-Riot
Date:

October 3, 1993 - October 18, 1993 (0 Years, 0 Months, 15 Days)

Location:

Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Result:

Tactical Soviet Victory

  • Resistance flees into the Mountains
  • Soviet White House partially destroyed
  • Temporary Relocation of State Committee on the State of Emergency to Irkutsk
  • Soviet Union is weakened
Belligerents

Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union

  • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union State Committee on the State of Emergency
    • Emblema KGB KGB

Supported By: ODSAB

  • Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
  • Flag of Albania Albania
  • Flag of Romania Romania
  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria

Anti-Soviet Resistance:

  • Flag of Russia Russia
  • Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
  • Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995) Belarus
  • Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  • Flag of Moldova Moldova
  • Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
  • Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
  • Flag of Armenia Armenia
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  • Flag of Georgia Georgia
Commanders

Flag of the Soviet Union Gennaday Yanayev

  • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union State Committee on the State of Emergency:
    • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union Valentin Pavlov
    • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union Dmitry Yazov
    • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union Vladimir Kryuchkov
    • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union Oleg Baklanov
    • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union Vasily Starodubtsev
    • Coat of arms of the Soviet Union Alexander Tizyakov
  • Flag of Russia Boris Yeltsin (From afar)
Strength

100,000 Troops

75,000 Troops 40,000 Civilians

Casualties and Losses

Approx. 1100

Approx. 900

  

The Battle of Moscow, was a battle during the The Baltic Wars which saw Anti-Soviet Resistance attacking government posts in Moscow.

Background

The Anti-Soviet Resistance had made major gains and had a military equal in power, strength, and tactical intelligence, to the Soviet Union. The Resistance, however, began losing ground, when Soviet troops began returning to the Union to contain the situation. After losing in Minsk, the Resistance, hoped to turn the tide in their favor once again by striking the capital.

The Battle Begins

Protests

Moscow began rebelling against the Government on October 3, 1993, when protestors stormed the streets, demanding their independence from the tyrannical Soviet Union. Yeltsin, who had taken residency in Maryland, Broadcast a Special Message calling for the Collapse of the Soviet Union "Once and For All."

In the afternoon, Soviet tanks arrived to reinforce the Soviet Police and the KGB Forces who hoped to quiet the protests, which had been going on for days.

Russian troops fired on The advancing Soviet Forces and turned Moscow into a War Zone. Civilians began grabbing what they could and put an overwhelming amount of pressure on the forces.

Eventually, Russian Forces arrived, to reinforce the ground troops fighting the Soviets.

Shelling the White House

The decision to shell the Russian White House came from a rogue general, who felt that, the best way to weaken the Soviets, was to destroy the Kremlin.

The Burning White House attracted the attention of Western Journalists, who had been in the country, covering the battle.

The scarred parts of the Russian White House became a bleak symbol of what the Soviet Union had become, a shell of its older self. With fighting and Civil War plaguing the country, the State Committee on the State of Emergency, moved to Irkstuk, to discuss a peaceful settlement to the conflict.

Show of Force

The Russian Troops began pressing the Soviets on three fronts. The City was evacuated as millions fled for their lives to other parts of the country. 

The Cities Northern, and Eastern Borders were under Russian Control, but Southern and Western Sectors were still under Soviet Rule. The Resistance controlled the cities to the East, while the Soviets controlled the Western Half of the country

Moscow Air Strikes

Russian MiGs were deployed to destroy the Muscovian stronghold held by the Soviet Union. The Soviets responded with air strikes, but were stretched thin as another Russian city was being attacked. Half of the City was controlled by the Soviets in a week while fighting continued across the entire area.

The Battle is Over

On October 12, 1993, the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse. The Rebels were pushing the government out and the TV tower had been under Rebel Control. But, the tide changed during a battle near the outskirts. Soviet Forces, pushed back, received air support from above. Resistance hideouts were bombed, and the overwhelming force resulted in the resistance fleeing into the Kazakhstan Mountains.

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