The Russian War of Independence was a revolution against Germany by the Russian Independence Movement, and resistance groups in Poland and Ukraine. The war included several battles, assassinations, bombings, and riots. The Russians also employed terrorism, such as the 1976 Olympics Massacre. After five years of fighting the German government relented, and Russia, Poland, and Ukraine secured its independence.
The war in the Middle East had costed Germany millions of dollars, and many men were killed. In order to make up for these losses, Germany had began heavily taxing its Russian regions. However, these regions were poorer than the rest of the Empire, and was still in crumbles from the Second Great War. Many people could not pay the taxes, which resulted in their homes being repossed. Many ended up living in overcrowded apartments in slums in Moscow or Murmansk. Angry at these losses, protests began in Moscow, led by Mikhail Gorbachev, a former governor of the Western Region. German police attempted to keep the protests in check, but many officers defected to the side of the protestors. The army was sent and killed many of the protestors in the Red Square Massacre. This inspired many Russians to rise uip in revolution, and took over a German base in southern Moscow. The Russian Independence Movement was created, and the war had begun.
War in Moscow
German leader Egon Krenz attempted to crackdown on the Russian rebels. He sent out 10,000 soldiers of the 4th Army Division to deal with the threat. The Division was sent to take Moscow, and prevent any Russian takeovers. The Russian Independence Movement (RIM) had learned of this from defecting soldiers. The 4th's route was a long one, allowing the rebels to place mines and ambush points. The rebels eliminated many soldiers, but the advance kept coming. This resulted in the Battle of Moscow, where the 4th defeated the rebels, killing hundreds of them. RIM was forced to retreat from the city.
The 4th continued to attack the rebels, who had set up camp around the city. The remaining rebels continued to dodge attacks. The rebels had taken over farms around the city, preventing any food from coming into the city. RIM had also decided to harass German supply lines. RIM could not fully surround the city, as the Germans were to powerful.
As winter was coming, the Germans knew that without their supply lines they would starve or freeze to death. The 4th launched a full scale assault on the surrounding forests to force out any rebels. Planes also flew over the remaining parts of the forests, dropping bombs and missiles, which contained napalm, burning much of the forest to a crisp. RIM was nearly crippled, but around 200 had survived. Because they were actively hunted, they decided to move north to meet up with other rebels there.
Revolution in the North
The northern rebels had been more successful. Led by former Soviet colonel Konstantin Chernenko, the rebels had overthrown the German soldiers in St. Petersburg, and had taken control of the city. The 5th Division of Germany in Murmansk had been sent to deal with the rebels. The rebels, with the entire population behind them, successfully defended the city from the attack. The 5th continued to attack the outskirts of the city, mostly hit and run and bombings, however the Russians inside did not stay inside, opting to wait it out until the 5th ended their attacks. The 5th's plan was actually to lower Russian numbers and have them waste ammunition so when the 2nd German Regiment arrived they would crush the Russians.
The operation began smoothly. The Russians were nearly exhausted their ammunition, and the 5th and 2nd arrived it would be all over. However, RIM, which had hiked all the way from Moscow, had arrived right before their attack. The Russians were now a match for the Germans. The battle began, with the Germans advancing on the city from all sides. The Russians, entrenched on the outskirts of the city, fought a valiant battle against the German attackers. The Germans vastly outnumbered the Russians, but the Russians had set up secure defenses, effectively making the battle a stalemate.