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RUSSIA: THE REVOLUTION SPREADS

Soldiers Throw Down Their Arms. Refuse Orders to the Trenches. Mutiny Favors the Bolsheviks. Special to The Great War Project. (10 September) The turmoil in Russia remains unabated. It is not yet clear who rules Russia in the aftermath of the revolution earlier in the year and the abdication of Tsar Nicolas the Second. But…

‘GREAT RETREAT’ IN RUSSIA

Soldiers and Civilians Fill the Roads Fleeing Eastward Desertion in Russian Army Grows; Strikes Spread. Special to The Great War Project (10-13 January) Despite its successes on the battlefields of the war, Germany is still nervous about the weakness of its allies —  Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. Despite its losses, the Russian Army still…