The Russian Democratic Federative Republic (Russian: Российская Демократическая Федеративная Республика), known informally as the Russian Republic (Russian: Российская Республика), was a client state of Nazi Germany formed after their victory at the Battle of Moscow in World War II. After their victory, several units of the Russian Liberation Army, commanded by General Andrei Vlasov, were transported to Moscow. There, after negotiating and planning with German officers and surrendered Soviet officials, the Russian Republic was declared (29 July 1941). It was a puppet regime of Germany, though Vlasov, the President, did have considerable power. Hitler declared that all Russian territory captured from the crumbling Soviet Union would become part of the Republic, though parts were given to other puppet states created by Germany (Belarus, Ukraine, Finland and Norway received some parts).