Talk:Military occupations by the Soviet Union

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Western Ukraine[edit]

A section on the occupation of Western Ukraine needs to be added. It was occupied at around the same time as the Baltic states.--Sanya3 (talk) 00:30, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Make me unsee that[edit]

Soviet Union never occupied anything — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.130.40.170 (talk) 19:31, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move per request.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:51, 7 November 2013 (UTC)


Soviet occupationsMilitary occupations by the Soviet Union – Eliminate ambiguity. When I read "Soviet occupations", the first thing I think of is "teacher, factory worker, and people's revolutionary commissar". Per the doctrine of least astonishment, I think it would be a better idea to choose a title with less ambiguity, given that the word "occupation" has multiple definitions. Alternatively, "Countries occupied by the Soviet Union" is also a valid title. --benlisquareTCE 21:01, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

For info, the discussion linked above as Talk:Military occupations#Requested move is currently at Talk:Military careers#Requested move. – Fayenatic London 13:54, 27 January 2014 (UTC)


Northern Norway[edit]

The article states that "1944–1946, Soviet troops occupied northern Norway". This is inaccurate. The Soviet troops only entered into the easternmost part of one of the three counties making up Northern Norway. The Soviets didn't cross the river Tana. Further, most of the Soviet troops pulled back around September/October 1945. Many refer to the Soviet activity in Northern Norway not as "occupation", but "liberation", since Soviet troops fought against the Nazi occupiers.

There were persons among the top ranking Soviet leadership who wanted the easternmost part of Finnmark to become a part of the Soviet, but it seems that Stalin respected that the whole of Norway should remain a part of the Western world.

One iconic quote is from the liberation of Kirkenes on October 25, 1944, when four Soviet soldiers told a group of probably around four thousand Norwegians who were hiding from the warfare in a mining tunnel in Bjørnevatn: "You are free, you can hoist the Norwegian flag". Joreberg (talk) 15:10, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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