Soviet Union timeline

  • Second Stage of the Battle of Smolensk (1943)

    By mid-August, the situation on the Eastern Front had changed as the Red Army started a general offensive, beginning with the Belgorod-Kharkov... Read more

  • Lower Dnieper Offensive Begins

    The Lower Dnieper Offensive (also known as the "Battle of the Lower Dnieper") of took place in 1943 during the Second World War. It was one of the... Read more

  • Third Stage of the Battle of Smolensk (1943)

    In the week from 7 September to 14 September, Soviet troops were once again reinforced and were preparing for another offensive. The next... Read more

  • Joseph Stalin Reestablishes The Russian Orthodox Church

    The catastrophic course of combat in the beginning of World War II forced Stalin to mobilize all the national resources for defense, including the... Read more

  • Tehran Conference

    The first of only two wartime meetings between the three leaders, the Tehran Conference opened with Stalin brimming with confidence after several... Read more

  • Lower Dnieper Offensive Ends in Decisive Soviet Victory

    The Battle of Dnieper was another defeat for the Wehrmacht that required it to restabilize the front further West. The Red Army, which Hitler hoped... Read more

  • Krasnoye Selo–Ropsha Offensive

    The Krasnoye Selo–Ropsha Offensive, also known as Operation January Thunder and Neva-2 was a campaign between the Soviet Leningrad Front and the... Read more

  • Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive

    The German forces in the salient, part of 8th Army, consisted of two Corps, the 11th and 42nd. These two Corps included the 57th, 88th, 72nd, parts... Read more

  • Kingisepp–Gdov Offensive

    The Kingisepp–Gdov Offensive was a campaign between the Soviet Leningrad Front and the German 18th Army fought for the eastern coast of Lake Peipus... Read more

  • Battle of Narva (1944)

    The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German army detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for the strategically... Read more

  • Battle of the Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket (Hube's Pocket)

    The Battle of the Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket, also known as Hube's Pocket, was a Wehrmacht attempt on the Eastern Front of World War II to evade... Read more

  • First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive

    The First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, was fought between 8 April and 6 June 1944 by the Soviets and Axis powers of World War II. The offensive was... Read more

  • Crimean Offensive (1944)

    The Crimean Offensive (8 April 1944 - 12 May 1944) – known in German sources as the Battle of the Crimea[citation needed] – was a series of... Read more

  • Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive

    At the Karelian Isthmus front there were on average 120 Red Army artillery pieces for every kilometer, with up to 220 artillery pieces per... Read more

  • Soviet Union Commences Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation (Codenamed Operation Bagration)

    Operation Bagration (Russian: Oперация Багратион, Operatsiya Bagration) was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive... Read more

  • Mogilev Offensive

    As with the other offensives in the first phase of Operation Bagration, the Mogilev Offensive opened with a intense artillery barrage against the... Read more

  • Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive

    Army Group Centre's northern flank was defended by the Third Panzer Army under the command of Georg-Hans Reinhardt; the lines ran through marshy... Read more

  • Babruysk Offensive

    In the southern sector of operations, where the 1st Belorussian Front under Konstantin Rokossovsky faced Hans Jordan's Ninth Army, the main Soviet... Read more

  • Polotsk Offensive

    The 1st Baltic Front continued to extend its offensive westwards from June 30, pushing the shattered remnants of Third Panzer Army's IX Corps back... Read more

  • Minsk Offensive

    The offensive developed through three main phases: the breakthrough of the initial German defences along the Berezina; the advance of the Soviet... Read more

  • Shyaulyay Offensive

    Initial phase In July, 1944, The Soviet Operation Bagration had been achieving great success. Army Group Centre was in tatters, and the northern... Read more

  • Vilnius Offensive

    Chernyakhovsky ordered that his main mobile 'exploitation' forces, the 5th Guards Tank Army and 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps continue their advance... Read more

  • Belostock Offensive

    After completing its mission of liquidating the pocket east of Minsk, in which the Fourth Army had been trapped, the bulk of the 2nd Belorussian... Read more

  • Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive

    The northern attack towards Rava-Ruska commenced on the 13 July 1944. The 1st Ukrainian Front forces easily broke through near Horokhiv. The... Read more

  • Lublin–Brest Offensive Begins

    The Lublin–Brest Offensive (Russian: Люблин‐Брестская наступательная операция, 18 July – 2 August 1944) was a part of the Operation Bagration... Read more