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Old 11-16-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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Just curious on this one. I'm thinking maybe the Mongol hordes in 1392, some have even suggested vikings, but were these actual conquests? Has Moscow ever fallen?
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Well the Mongols did conquer Russia including Moscow from 1237 to 1240 led by Batu Khan. The Mongols were able to live of the land and did not have to worry about the logistical challenges of Russia's space. The empire lasted more than 200 years.

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Old 11-16-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Japan entered prominence on the world stage by defeating Russia in the 1905-'05 Russo-Japanese War. There were 16 major engagements in the struggle, the Japanese prevailed in 12 of them, the others were inconclusive. Russia won none but did manage to lose about two thirds of its naval strength.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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They bailed out of the Seven Years War and WWI. They were on the losing end in the War of Austrian Succession. They lost at least one of their many wars with the Turks in the 1600s. They were on the loosing end of most of the Napoleonic Wars. They lost the Crimean War and the Russo-Japanese War.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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Russia also lost WW1. The Treaty of Brest Litovsk was humiliating. If the Bolshevik Revolution did not occur, this loss would have been avoided.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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The Cold War
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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The Cold War
ahhh touché
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, lost to the Japanese and was a major impetus for the Russian revolution.

They didn't do too well in Afghanistan, either, from 1979 to 1989. :-)
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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if u mean by lose do u mean invaded occupied and utterly conquered? except for mongols no. their strongest ally is their winter.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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They didn't do too well in Afghanistan, either, from 1979 to 1989. :-)
Doesn't seem like we are, either...
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