Military history of Russia

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The military history of the modern-day Russian Federation has antecedents involving the Rus' (who built Kiev), the Mongol invasion of the early 13th century, Russia's numerous wars against Turkey, against Poland, Lithuania and Sweden, the Seven Years' War, France (especially the Napoleonic Wars), and the Crimean War of 1853–1856. The 20th century saw two World wars and the Cold War. The military history of the Russian Federation itself began in 1991.

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  • Davies, Brian L. "The Development of Russian Military Power 1453–1815." in Jeremy Black, ed., European Warfare 1453–1815 (Macmillan Education UK, 1999) pp. 145-179.
  • De Madariaga, Isabel. Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great (2002).r, William C. Strategy and Power in Russia 1600-1914 (1998) excerpts
  • Hartley, Janet M. Russia, 1762-1825: military power, the state, and the people (ABC-CLIO, 2008).
  • Hughes, Lindsey (2000). Russia in the Age of Peter the Great. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-08266-1.  pp 63-91.
  • Kagan, Frederick, and Robin Higham, eds. The Military History of Tsarist Russia (2008) excerpts
  • Keep, John. Soldiers of the Tsar: Army and Society in Russia, 1462–1874 (Oxford UP, 1985).
  • Menning, Bruce W. "Russian military innovation in the second half of the eighteenth Century." War & Society (1984) 2#1 pp. 23-41. online
  • Riasanovsky, Nicholas V. and Mark D. Steinberg. A History of Russia (7th ed. 2004) 800 pages.
  • Roberts, Geoffrey. Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 (2008) excerpt and text search
  • Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, David, and Bruce Menning, eds. Reforming the Tsar’s Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution (Cambridge UP, 2004). scholarly essays
  • Stone, David. A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya (2006) excerpts

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