Question by : What are some ways the Russian Empire was backwards and obsolete?
I want to know how much the people suffered, and why they were so ineffective in so many wars.
I also want to know of the Russian campaign in WWI. If I’m not mistaken they were completely at the feet of the Germans the whole time?
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In World War I they led an offensive into Germany with very bad commanders. German commanders Hindenburg and Ludendorff destroyed them in the Battle of Tannenberg and the Battle of Masurian Lakes. In fact, General Alexander Samsonov (the Russian commander) commit suicide after he realized his uncoded messages were being listened to by Germans, allowing for Ludendorff and Hindenburg to set a trap up with those battles.
Russia was not an industrialized nation. The problem was that Russia was a gigantic nation filled with many other nationalities. Russian soldiers were ill equipped for the First World War.
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