Non‑Russian nations in the Red Army during World War II Cover Image

Narody nierosyjskie w Armii Czerwonej podczas II wojny światowej
Non‑Russian nations in the Red Army during World War II

Author(s): Marcin Więckowski
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: The Red Army; World War II; the Soviet Union; the USSR; history of Eastern Europe

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this article is the service of non‑Russian soldiers in the Red Army during World War II. Each part of the article describes the struggle of people of the USSR: the Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Georgians, Latvians, etc., as well as some nations outside the borders of the Soviet Union. Each part is divided into four sections: general statistics, national units created in the parent republic of a nation, senior commanders and soldiers with special achievements derived from a particular ethnic group and works of mass culture, which reflect the participation of soldiers in combat operations. The aim of this article is to introduce to the Polish scientific community the extremely important issue non‑Russian Red Army soldiers and destroying the popular myth in Poland: that the RKKA was allegedly armed force composed exclusively of Russian element.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1 (06)
  • Page Range: 73-111
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Polish