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What role did Russia play in WW2?

What role did Russia play in WW2?

The Soviet Union in World War II is the story of several wars. When World War II started, the Soviet Union was effectively an ally of Nazi Germany in a relatively conventional European interstate war. Although the Germans did most of the fighting in Poland, the Soviet Union occupied the eastern part.

Are there any documentaries on the 900 day war in Leningrad?

from Icarus Films Jessica Gorter’s 900 DAYS contrasts the devastating and unforgettable stories recounted by survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, the infamous German blockade, which caused the deaths of more than 1 million people during World War II, with the triumphant memorials fabricated by the Russian state.

Why did Russia join Germany in WW2?

Soviet Union entered the World War II on June 22nd, 1941, and joined Allies. I believe there are three reasons to support why Soviet Union entered the World War II. These three reasons are Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, want more territories, and Hitler attacked Soviet Union.

Did Russia help the U.S. in WW2?

World War II (1939–1945) Come the invasion of 1941, the Soviet Union entered a Mutual Assistance Treaty with the United Kingdom, and received aid from the American Lend-Lease program, relieving American-Soviet tensions, and bringing together former enemies in the fight against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers.

How many died in the siege of Leningrad?

In total, the siege of Leningrad had killed an estimated 800,000 civilians—nearly as many as all the World War II deaths of the United States and the United Kingdom combined.

Why did the US side with Russia in WW2?

The alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union during World War II developed out of necessity, and out of a shared realization that each country needed the other to defeat one of the most dangerous and destructive forces of the twentieth century.

Who did Russia side with in WW2?

Nazi Germany
The Soviet Union in World War II. The Soviet Union joined WW2 on September 17, 1939, when it invaded eastern Poland in coordination with Nazi Germany. The Soviet Union officially maintained neutrality during WW2 but cooperated with and assisted Germany.