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Russia in World War One


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In 1907 Russia joined Great Britain and France to form the Triple Entente.


The Russians not equipped for the First World War having suffered defeat against  Japan only nine years earlier.


The Russians first launched an offensive on August 1914 in East Prussia against the Germans with General Alexander Samsonov taking command of the Russian second army.


equipped with the Largest army in the world with an estimated 1,400,000 soldiers but poor travel routes made it very hard for the Russian’s to deploy solders.


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