Did You Know America Did Actually Invade Russia?

March 21, 2021 Topic: History Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: World WarRussiaRussian RevolutionU.S. ArmyCommunism

Did You Know America Did Actually Invade Russia?

Many have forgotten that more than thirteen thousand American soldiers battled the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War, and over four hundred would lay down their lives on the frozen Arctic and Siberian battlefields.

The Soviets later cited the U.S. intervention as yet another example of invasion from the West, adding the United States to a list of historical foes such as France, Germany, Sweden and Poland. The fumbling, small-scale expeditions surely amounted to something less than an all-out drive to overthrow the government in Moscow. Yet it provided early evidence that Russia and the United States were doomed to be intimately intertwined in each other’s affairs in the century to come.

Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring.

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This article was first published in 2017.