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Welcome to the Russian, Soviet and CIS military history task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.


This task force covers much of the military history of the post-Soviet states and territories formerly part of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire.

It covers twelve Soviet successor states Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, and also the nearby state of Mongolia.

However, the military affairs in the area of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are the subject of the Baltic states military history task force, Finland’s military history is covered by the Nordic military history task force, and Poland’s military history has the Polish military history task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Russian-task-force=yes or Russian=y to the ((WPMILHIST)) project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Russian, Soviet and CIS military history task force articles.

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If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. AyodeleA1 (talk · contribs) (mostly former Central Asian, Eastern European, and Caucasus Soviet Republics)
  2. Brandmeister (talk · contribs) (mainly Eastern Front of WWII and some modern warfare-related stuff)
  3. Buckshot06 (talk · contribs) (Current Russian military and former Soviet military)
  4. Catlemur (talk · contribs)
  5. TheMightyGeneral (talk · contribs) (Georgians in imperial Russian service, Russo-Turkish & Crimean Wars, Soviet-Georgian related)
  6. Elfalem (talk · contribs)
  7. Janisterzaj (talk · contribs) (Russian army during the reign of Stalin)
  8. Kenmore (talk · contribs) (Napoleonic Wars and Crimean War)
  9. Kges1901 (talk · contribs) (WWII)
  10. Mzajac (talk · contribs) (Ukrainian military history, armoured fighting vehicles)
  11. RadioactiveBoulevardier (talk · contribs) (Individual military units post-1945, CE and other cleanup)
  12. Romanov loyalist (talk · contribs) (Russian imperial army)
  13. ryan.opel (talk · contribs) (Soviet Military, WW2 through Cold War)
  14. Vecrumba (talk · contribs) (Kievan Rus', partitions of Poland, Bessarabia, Russia in WWI, USSR in WWII)

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Article statistics[edit]

The table to the right shows the current article assessment statistics for this task force.

A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

With most of our articles assessed as Stub- or Start-Class, there's a lot of work to be done. However, we also have a significant number of good, A-Class, and featured articles, which have been assessed as amongst the best Wikipedia has to offer. These article serve as a yardstick for what can be achieved and should be aimed for, and can provide ideas about how to write an article and what sources to consult; they are listed below:

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