Early failures forced the Soviets to adapt.
A day after the German blitzkrieg into the Soviet Union in June 1941, more than 200 Nazi tanks were powering through Lithuania on a race northward to Leningrad.
The Luftwaffe knocked out the Soviets’ nearby air bases, leaving counter-attacking armored columns easy prey for German bombers.
Desperate to staunch the bleeding, on June 23 the Red Army sprang its KV-1 and KV-2 tanks?—?which at the time packed some of the heaviest tank armor in the world?—?on the advancing Germans near Raseiniai.
Robert Beckhusen Security, Europe The United Kingdom will spend millions upgrading its tanks but it might be too late The British Challenger 2 tank is becoming obsolete in the face of new threats such as the Russian T-14 Armata. But...
Pavel K. Baev Russia, military, Europe, Defense, NATO, Former Soviet Union, National Security, Russia, Europe, Eurasia A great deal of false pretense underscores this glorification of militarism. Tanks rumbled through Moscow over t...
By Sandy Tolan / Medium A trip to Northern Europe and the former Soviet Union brings to light new lessons on Adolph Hitler and the Holocaust—and reminds us about the power of travel to astound.
Economic struggles following the Soviet Union's collapse hit Russia's military hard—but today, its power was on full display in the country's biggest war games since the Soviet era. Some 160,000 troops and 5,000 tanks were deployed ...