Russian Civil War

Kazan Operation
Trotsky addressing "The Red Guard". ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1918 Sep 5 - Sep 10

Kazan Operation

Kazan, Russia

Kazan Operation was the Red Army's offensive against the Czechoslovak Legion and the People Army of Komuch during the Russian Civil War. It was the Red Army's first major victory. Trotsky referred to this victory as the event that "taught the Red army to fight".


On the September 11, Simbirsk fell, and on October 8 Samara. The Whites fell back eastwards to Ufa and Orenburg.



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