The Serbs took almost all conditions, with all this Serbian Serbian Prime Minister Pasic showed miracles diplomatic flexibility, accepting all items Austro-Hungarian ultimatum, not counting the 1st — the Serbs, Austrians instead of permission to conduct an investigation on the territory of Serbia, proposed to refer the matter to the court internationalist Hague and promised to accept his decision.
Surprisingly, this war for modern Russia are still in almost all the "terra incognita". In the Russian time this concept in almost all inherited and historical school Russian Federation, it was assumed that this war Russian Empire was lost due to its "backwardness." With all this success of the Russian army at the front is not covered enough is enough, and it troubles very bulged. Thus, our troops are well thrashed the Turkish army on the Caucasian front (see VO "Caucasus Front in the First World War"). Russia's Black Sea fleet, which is operated at its theater, by 1917 one hundred percent monitoring the situation and preparing Constantinople amphibious operation that could become brilliant ending Russia's eastern policy — Constantinople would become the capital of another Russian Empire, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles would be ours, reinforcing our geopolitical position in the world (see VO "The Black Sea Fleet during World War II"). Specifically, during the First World War, the Black Sea Fleet were practically made aircraft carrier-strike groups. In this regard, our home was a global favorites.
Bede also were not only in the Russian Federation — the failed operation were all majestic powers in this war. And our home was listed stately military power, the main fighting force of the Entente. She single-handedly kept the front against the 3 empires (the majestic powers) so far: the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman. However, two of them more than once lupila — Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. The Russian army launched an operation and Galician eminent Brusilov Offensive (perhaps the only operation that is quite well lit) against Austria-Hungary. Were won great victories on the Caucasian front: Sarikamish operation (9 (22) December 1914 — (4) 17 January 1915), it was in the process of completely defeated Turkish 3rd army, it has actually ceased to exist; defeated in battle the Van (April-June 1915), in the October-December 1915, the commander of the Caucasian Army, General Yudenitch performed victorious Hamadanskuyu operation, this operation has warned of Persia entry into the war on the side of the German Empire. At the end of October, Russian troops have planted in the port of Anzali (Persia), and by the end of December, pitched pro-Turkish armed troops and took control of the entire area of Northern Persia, ensuring that the left flank of the Caucasus Army. In 1916 he conducted successful operations Erzerum and Trebizond: Erzurum captured fortified area — including the "impregnable" Erzurum, re-routed, nearly destroyed the third Turkish army, captured the strategically principal port of Trabzon, Trabzon, it created the Black Sea Fleet base and supply base Caucasian Army. Russian empire have gained in this field good success after the war, and this fact is legally recognized by other powers of the Entente, Russian Power Gets to the area of Erzurum, Van, Bitlis, Trabzon, part of Kurdistan.
We must not forget that the Russian army is not only crushes the Turkish and Austro-Hungarian troops, and successfully fought a war with upscale German army: the elimination Sventsiany breakthrough, the Warsaw-Ivangorod operation and the defeat of the strike group Schaeffer in Lodz operation.
In other words, about legends like "incompetent generals", "backward country", "weak economy" should not forget, by the way, about the economy: the Russian Empire was the only state where during the war was economic growth. It is clear that the difficulties were, but the main premise of the death of the empire, its official lesions (Brest peace) was not a military or economic factors, but political. Internal and external enemies were able to organize two revolutions, which became the premise of the lesion. Thus, the campaign of 1916 was completely successful for our armed forces, the economy successfully reinvented itself to "war footing", made supplies of arms and ammunition, army was ready to make 1917 a turning point in the war. Thus, the Allied countries, even without the Russian Empire, defeated in war, it is clear that the participation of the Russian military victory would be achieved faster. Supplies made to the campaign of 1917, shells, cartridges, rifles, machine guns, uniforms, had later the Red Army on the entire civilian clothes War (when in fact the entire industry, including defense, stood up) remained even after her.
But there was a February 1917, and the army, the country has been thrown into the chaos of anarchy and confusion. The spirit of the army, the society has been undermined, the front began to collapse. If Nicholas II, Stalin, in 30 years, destroyed the country's "fifth column", the balance on the planet would have been very different. The creator does not deny shortcomings Russian Empire, but still need to keep in mind, the main reason for the defeat in the First World War — not a military or economic factors (although there and attended by a huge number of bugs), but political.
Poster "Warriors deal Kozma Kryuchkov" During the First World War, the name Kuzma Kryuchkov was clear throughout Russia. Brave Cossack flaunted on posters and leaflets, cigarette packs and postcards, his portraits and pictures illustrating his feat, published in newspapers and magazines. A Cossack scored in the first days of the war in a battle with the German horsemen near the Polish city of Calvary. Under his leadership the Cossack guard patrol came into the fight with a group of German cavalry, and as recorded in the award documents, Kuzma Kryuchkov in the cavalry battle in person hacked to death with his sword and spear stabbed 11 people.
Utkin AI first global War. Moscow, 2001.
Shabarov VE For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland! Moscow, 2003.