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The Russian Front
DateSeptember 1, 1939 - March 15, 1947
LocationRussia
Result





Decisive Allied Victory


  • Annexation of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to the Russian Empire
  • siezure of territory from Finland and Romania
Belligerents
Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) Russian Empire Flag of German Reich (1935–1945) Nazi Germany
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio) Hungary
Flag of Romania Kingdom of Romania
Flag of Lithuania 1939 Republic of Lithuania
Flag of FinlandRepublic of Finland
Commanders
Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) Tsar Alexi I
Flag of Russian Empire for private use (1914–1917) Georgi Zhukov

Flag of German Reich (1935–1945) Adolf Hitler
Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio) Miklós Horthy
Flag of Finland Marshall Mannerheim
Strength

Russian Empire:
3,102,000 men
2,100 tanks
1,200 aircraft

Germany:2,200,000 men,

2,606 tanks,
2,850 aircraft

Hungary:
250,000 men
153 tankettes,
292 aircraft Finland: 600,000 men,
606 tanks,
2,850 aircraft



Total: 3,450,000

Casualties and losses
Military casualties:

4,70,000 killed,
135,000 wounded,
719,000 captured

Civilian casualties:
142,000 killed

Russian Empire:
4,730,000 killed,
47,000 wounded,
21,000 captured

Germany:

2,41,980 killed,
109,262 wounded
812 missing

Hungary:
218,126 killed,
51,383 wounded,
121 missing

Finland:
218,126 killed,
51,383 wounded,
121 missing

Opposing Forces

Axis Forces

The multinational Axis forces, consisting of Germany, Hungary, Romania, Finland, and Lithuania.

Russian Empire

Case Nevskii

85mm Rus AA

Russian 85mm Flak Gun in Action

Case Nevskii (Случай Не́вский) was the Russian war plan for the assault on Germany.

Operation Barbarossa

Army Group North

Army Group North, and its Finnish and Lithuanian Allies, were to advance through the Baltic states, liberating them from Russian domination, and then besieged and took Petrograd. Army Group North had the most enemy resistance.

The Siege of Petrograd

But the Tsar was not going to surrender so quickly, a deadly battle ensued.

Army Group Centre

Army Group South

Army Group South had the longest way to go, from Romania to Rostov and then into the Caucasus mountains, to cut of Russia's supply of oil. The joint Romanian and German attack went ahead against moderate Russian resistance.

Russian Winter Offensive

Fall Blau and Tsaritsyn

This battle was comparable to St. Louis for 3 reasons: they involved street to street fighting, there was a high death rate and they both ran along rivers.

Turkey and Germany

The joint German and Turkish attack on the Russian Oil fields.

The End of the Siege of Petrograd

Russian reinforcements managed to make it through, defeating the Army Group North.

General Offensive

Stalemate

The Latvian Offensive

The Latvian Offensive was launched by Germany and Lithuania in order to strike back at the Russians, who occupied all of Estonia and Latvia. This led to the battle of Riga, where there were massive battles between T-34/85s, Tsar Alexei II tanks against Tiger II, Panther and Panzer tanks. The Russians were forced to withdraw, and the Baltic states were under German Control, for the Moment.

Battle Of Kursk

By no means was Russia sone with defeating their nemesis.

The End in the East

The Bear tank had finally been mass-produced in enough numbers to make a difference. Intelligence Chief Lavrentiy beria had ordered a massive disinfo campaign to make it look as though the Russians were reinforcing the Caucasus as well as arrange for planting of fake intel showing Rommel, Jodl and other high ranking generals on IID payroll. The plan worked, with the OKW purged of the suspected plotters. However, this weakened overall command.

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