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Russian Empire


Russia. Russia.
At the left is the Andrew Flag, common name for the war ensign designed for Russia by Peter the Great, a variant of the St. Andrew's Cross; flown on ships-of-war. To the right is the tricolor flag of merchant navy ships.
Germany declared war with Russia on August 1, 1914 and Austria-Hungary declared war with Russia on August 6, 1914. Russia declared war with the Ottoman Empire on November 2, 1914 and with Bulgaria on October 19, 1915.
The Bolshevik revolution in October 1917 led to an armistice with the Central Powers on December 5, 1917 and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on March 3, 1918 ended the war in the east. Russia cancelled the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk on November 13, 1918.
Territorial changes as a result of the war: Russia lost control of Finland, Poland and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
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