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When we fought with America

5 August 1918, the United States announced the cessation of the existence of Russia and landed its troops in Vladivostok

US Ambassador to Russia David Rowland Francis

Traditionally, the United States and Russia have never fought with each other. However was in our stories episode when the Americans with weapons in the hands invaded the Russian land.

The idea of ​​a military invasion of Russia arose in US ruling circles even before the victory of the October Revolution. Literally on the eve of the October armed uprising, October 24 (November 6), 1917, the US ambassador to Russia, David Rowland Francis, in a telegram to Washington, proposed to send several divisions of American troops to Russia through Vladivostok or Sweden.

21 February 1918, the same Francis, reporting on the situation in Soviet Russia, offered to immediately begin military intervention. “I insist,” he wrote, “on the need to take control of Vladivostok, and to transfer Murmansk and Arkhangelsk under control of Great Britain and France ...”.
Washington Republican Senator Miles Poindexter, calling for intervention, said that “Russia is just a geographical concept, and no more it will ever be. Her power of rallying, organizing and recovering is gone forever. A nation does not exist ... ".

First, ahead of the Americans, the English landed in Russia: March 9, they began landing troops from the cruiser Glory in Murmansk. On March 14, the English cruiser Cochrane arrived in Murmansk with a new detachment of interventionists, and the French cruiser Admiral On arrived in March on March 13th. The Americans joined later: on May 18, the American cruiser Olympia entered the port of Murmansk, from which a detachment of American infantry soon landed.

The first soldiers of the 4 Infantry Regiment entered the Russian land of 1918 on September 339 of the year. Despite the fact that the task of the American units included only the protection of military property, the situation at the front forced the command of the interventionists to leave the US military units in the offensive in the Vologda railway area and Dvina.

American infantryman

The total losses of the American contingent in the north of Russia amounted to 110 killed in battle and 70 people who died from cold and disease. The losses suffered forced the Americans to evacuate their troops from the Russian north, and by August 5 not a single American was left in Murmansk.

However, 10 days later, the US State Department officially announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia. At the same time, it was not the Soviet Russia and its Bolshevik government that was meant, but Russia in general. The declaration of the State Department said the termination of the existence of Russia as a state. On the same day, the landing of American troops in Vladivostok began. The American Expeditionary Force in Siberia was under the command of Major General Graves and consisted of 7950 soldiers and officers. Units of the 27 and 31 infantry regiments, as well as volunteers from the 13, 62 and 12 infantry regiments were redeployed to Russia.

American troops were unprepared for the harsh conditions of Siberia. Problems with the supply of fuel, ammunition and food were widespread. The US contingent horses are accustomed to life in temperate climates and have not been able to operate at sub-zero temperatures, the water in the machine guns without additives just froze.

The most noteworthy fighting between Russians and Americans in the Far East was the battle near the village of Romanovka, 25 June 1919, near Vladivostok, where Bolshevik units under the command of Yakov Tryapitsyn attacked the Americans and killed them in 24 killed.

The last American soldier left Siberia 1 on April 1920. During the 19-month stay in Russia, the Americans lost 189 soldiers in the Far East.

American invaders in Vladivostok.
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  1. deputy ___ watered
    deputy ___ watered 21 August 2013 07: 17
    to catch a fish in troubled waters is one of the main skates of the usa. and how much was exported from Russia.
    1. Ruslan_F38
      Ruslan_F38 21 August 2013 16: 36
      "Senator Miles Poindexter, Republican of Washington, called for intervention, said that" Russia is just a geographic concept and will never be anything else. Its power of cohesion, organization and reconstruction is gone forever. The nation does not exist ... " - the reasoning of a typical American, an overestimation of their modest capabilities, both militarily and intellectually. As a result, they got completely and not salty with a broken muzzle.
      1. wei
        wei 22 August 2013 01: 27
        Now the role of Miles Poindexter is played by a certain toaddy Madeleine Albright, who unceremoniously declared Siberia "Terra Zero" before making such statements it would be better to go to the library because the Americans have experience in sharing an unkilled bear. Such impudence in their judgments is given by all kinds of stools IMHO
        by the way about impudence (... and transfer Murmansk and Arkhangelsk to the control of Great Britain and France ...) like a present from a gentleman’s shoulder they didn’t put Europe into the hell already.
    2. T-100
      T-100 21 August 2013 23: 34
      Our strength is not in money and weapons, but in the unity of the nation in front of an external threat. In the words of Paracelsus (forecaster): You should never trust the monstrous decline of the Hyperboreans (Russians, Slavs), they will burn like a phoenix and rise from fire and ashes in a new form and with new strength !!!!
  2. 116rus
    116rus 21 August 2013 08: 06
    The article is a huge fat minus. Fragmentary, information similar to a hack of an unborn student. That the Americans landed in Vladivostok, everyone already knows. A similar article was published on this site six months ago, but more informative and structured.
      SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 00
      116rus You obviously have something for the Yankees .. Are you not blue, by chance!? If by chance, yes, then everything is clear! But it is not clear what you are doing on this site? Are you lost?
  3. d1m1drol
    d1m1drol 21 August 2013 08: 07
    Unfortunately, nothing is said about the loss of our side. One of the articles also wrote about the genocide of the indigenous population by the expeditionary force of the Americans. We remember and remember!
  4. makst83
    makst83 21 August 2013 08: 08
    And what about demanding money for the occupation from the USA, Japan, Great Britain ?!
    1. Turik
      Turik 21 August 2013 10: 15
      This step, although beautiful, but populist. Just quarrel in the trash and all. Lenin and Stalin couldn’t knock anything out of them, much less of today's Russia.
      1. aksakal
        aksakal 21 August 2013 14: 07
        Quote: Turik
        This step, although beautiful, but populist. Just quarrel in the trash and all. Lenin and Stalin couldn’t knock anything out of them, much less of today's Russia.

        - Gentlemen, Russia is a sufficiently rich and powerful country to beg for "occupation". This is the lot of the poor Baltic and Poles, they do not need to be like them, because to sink so low ... BUT !!!!!!! But in order to stop all these inclinations about Katyn, the occupation of the Baltic States and others, to expose and silently discuss this question, this is NECESSARY! And then just exchange these questions, grind and forget. If this is not done, then Russia will be harassed. And since Putin is not eternal, then, hypothetically, Gorbachev may turn out to be in the second performance (gorby-2) instead of him, and Russia will not even fall into lards - into trillions! And this despite the fact that in those dashing years, almost the whole world with passion was engaged in the unpunished genocide of the Russian people - whoever was not there - and lash, and Czechs, and even amers! And no one even TRIED to ask from the world for this! Disorder nifiga. It's time to start funding the relevant works of historians and quietly prepare a lawsuit - I answer, DOES NOT HINDER!
        1. SASCHAmIXEEW
          SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 11
          The idea is very practical !!!! Although a tiny precedent! After all, RUSSIA shredded more than a horse and were responsible only for the great Mr. ...! That would be to catch these wise guys at the turn ...! Soul would be warmed!
    2. German
      German 21 August 2013 12: 46
      Hmm ... But the thought is sensible! smile
  5. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 21 August 2013 08: 14
    Then Murmansk was not yet, but Romanov-on-Murman. So, for reference.
  6. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 21 August 2013 09: 11
    Russia is simply a geographical concept, and no more will it ever be. Her power of cohesion, organization and restoration is gone forever. The nation does not exist.
    With this statement the USA, once again show their true essence: a "nation" of scavengers was created on the North American continent. Their motto is: beat the weak, humiliate the defenseless. Pins in one word, in seven they are not afraid of one. bully
  7. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 21 August 2013 10: 00
    12 th
    "Russia is just a geographic concept, and nothing else it will ever be. Its power of cohesion, organization and reconstruction is gone forever. A nation does not exist ..." and this yankee is right. A nation does not exist, there are neither Russians nor Tatars nor anyone else, there are people who are radiant. Instead of free nations, just a mass of people appeared.
    1. FunkschNNX
      FunkschNNX 21 August 2013 10: 54
      Why minus something? Look at your passports, cranks. In mine, it’s written in capital letters that I am Russian.
        SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 23
        On the fence, too, something is written, and you look ... a hole. Here you have become a hole with your koment
      SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 18
      You are a rosian, and that’s only because at the moment you called yourself that, for me at least call yourself shit ... For me, Russian, the one who lives in RUSSIA and according to Russian testaments!
      1. FunkschNNX
        FunkschNNX 22 August 2013 14: 43
        What kind of Russian covenants are these ??? Something from the Ren-tv repertoire?
        And the Tatars of Russia want to be Russian, what do you decide for all of them?
      2. FunkschNNX
        FunkschNNX 23 August 2013 09: 34
        You say that you are Russian, but you do not understand Russian. After all, I clearly wrote that I am not a Russian, neither mentally nor legally. I am Russian, but this fact was recorded, incl. and legally, I can send a scan of my passport. But who you are is still a question. Some Frenchman asks you about your nationality, what do you say? "I am Russian"? To which he will reasonably answer: No, you are lying blatantly, you are not Russian, you are a Russian. So, "fuck off my cherries" until your cockroaches and my head also shit.
        1. El13
          El13 24 August 2013 11: 54
          But I don’t care what the Frenchman says, what his dog business, who I consider myself and I don’t care what at the moment they wrote to me in the passport.
  8. i'm from texas
    i'm from texas 21 August 2013 10: 11
    Americans are vile people, Indians strangled, the next goal is all remaining, with the exception of LGBT people and similar infamy.
  9. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 21 August 2013 11: 13
    Quote: Landwarrior
    Then Murmansk was not yet, but Romanov-on-Murman. So, for reference.

    The British reached the Polar. There, on the pier, are still the warehouses built by them.
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 21 August 2013 15: 07
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      The British reached the Polar.

      The British reached Kondopoga, to be precise. hi There in the forests heaps of cans from their dry suds laughing
        SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 40
        There, besides a heap of cans, heaps of bones are not lying around? (Although for so many years) Idea: "Excursion for the British and amers" "" In places of military (not) glory "with a bunch of bones and rotten ammunition ... What would you remember !!! Everywhere where they managed to visit and inherit! In the 50s, as a kid, I often climbed the Pulkovo Heights (I lived in the Aviagorodok) and exploded and skulls in German helmets were found and weapons ..! Now I think: GOD saved ... but there are not many ...!
        1. Landwarrior
          Landwarrior 21 August 2013 18: 39
          What bones, my friend? laughing Do you know what kind of fights there were? Shot in the air and fled wink a maximum of a pair of wounded on both sides, well, or one killed wassat
          And as for the excursion, I once pulled an English tobacco can out of the ground there. Well, she was lying around with me, lying around, and then an English friend came to visit me and I decided to present this jar to him ... He was in shock. Firstly, it turned out that the factory that produced this tobacco is half a block from his home. Secondly, they were told at school that the British, they just sat in Murmansk, guarded the warehouses so that the Germans didn’t seize them, and trained the local militia ... I can count on the fingers the moments when I SUGGESTED wassat
  10. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 21 August 2013 11: 26
    Quote: Фкенщь13
    Why minus something? Look at your passports, cranks. In mine, it’s written in capital letters that I am Russian.

    Is it a Soviet passport or something else? In Russian nationality is not indicated.
    1. FunkschNNX
      FunkschNNX 21 August 2013 11: 35
      No, I have a passport of a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan. And while I'm not going to change it, mainly because I want to be Russian, and not racine.
  11. solomon
    solomon 21 August 2013 11: 31
    Yeah ..., it didn’t work out with our own hands. Subsequently, they began to try only with the wrong hands.
      SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 52
      A team of crooks, led by a Hebrew money bag, and now we are partially in their power, it's time to finish !!!!
  12. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 21 August 2013 12: 39
    I quote:

    Washington Republican Senator Miles Poyndekster, calling for intervention, said that “Russia is simply a geographical concept, and it will never be any more. Her power of cohesion, organization and restoration is gone forever. The nation does not exist ... "

    Almost 100 years have passed ...

    Don't you think that almost nothing has changed in the US Senate?

    As the saying goes, do not wait! (with)
      SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 53
      On the contrary! Wait until Ivan's patience bursts ...
  13. schta
    schta 21 August 2013 13: 14
    infa in Wikipedia about Francis podrigovtana))) there he is a sweet and extremely decent man
  14. Zubr
    Zubr 21 August 2013 13: 56
    Quote: schta
    infa in Wikipedia about Francis podrigovtana))) there he is a sweet and extremely decent man

    All of them are "nice and decent", but we are RUSSIAN "AGGRESSIVE", Japs were bombed with atomic bombs, near Stalingrad "POOR GERMAN SOLDIERS HERE FREEZE", and we to them that felt boots and short fur coats were to give out? Let me just stick my nose towards us, tear off the eggs ...
    1. Denis
      Denis 21 August 2013 15: 12
      Quote: Zubr
      near Stalingrad "POOR GERMAN SOLDIERS FROZEN"
      There was some kind of a program where the frozen chances and those unable to celebrate Christmas were spared as much as snot, they probably bought a candy wrapper for pindostan. And what to take from them, what and what to hide
  15. Stock captain
    Stock captain 21 August 2013 14: 54
    No words, need to wet!
    1. Tartary
      Tartary 21 August 2013 15: 13
      Quote: Stock Captain
      No words, need to wet!

      Just about to wait for Ukraine in the vehicle and start to wet!

      And then, Ukrainian lads do not want to be trained in the army business, there is almost no army, they do not want the helmsman of Ukraine in the vehicle, there are opinions among the people that we will stand on the sidelines "if something", and who will kill something?
        SASCHAmIXEEW 21 August 2013 16: 58
        Do you really think that the Slavs are not bored with a common threat?
  16. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 21 August 2013 16: 01
    And here is what the Americans did during their occupation of the Far East and North during the Civil War:
    “... having captured the peasants I. Gonevchuk, S. Gorshkov, P. Oparin and Z. Murashko, the Americans buried them alive for their connection with the local partisans. And they dealt with the wife of the partisan E. Boychuk as follows: they stabbed the body with bayonets and drowned them in a garbage pit. The peasant Bochkarev was disfigured beyond recognition with bayonets and knives: “the nose, lips, ears were cut off, the jaw was knocked out, the face and eyes were stabbed with bayonets, the whole body was cut up.” Near the station of Sviyagino, partisan N. Myasnikov was tortured in the same brutal way, who, according to eyewitness testimony, "first they chopped off the ears, then the nose, arms, legs, and chopped them to pieces alive."

    "The invaders surrounded Little Cape and opened a hurricane of fire on the village. Learning that the partisans were not there, the Americans grew bolder, broke into it, burned down the school. They brutally flogged everyone who came to their hand. Peasant Cherevatov, like many others, had to be taken home The American infantrymen in the villages of Knevichi, Krolevtsy and other settlements perpetrated severe harassment. In front of everyone, the American officer fired several bullets into the head of the wounded boy Vasily Shemyakin. "

    “On Sedanka, a 23-year-old citizen K. was brutally raped by a group of American soldiers. The facts of violence against women and girls by stallions in the uniform of the US Army were repeatedly recorded in other parts of Vladivostok and Primorye. Obviously, girls of easy virtue, who then, as now, were By the way, one of the "priestesses of love" who "rewarded" several American "cowboys" with a bad disease was somehow found killed on Prudovaya Street (where the Komsomolets cinema is now located) "with five revolving bullets in body".

    And so on, well, here are a few lines from the diary of a colonel of this very Morrow Expeditionary Force, who complains that his poor soldiers ... "could not sleep without killing someone that day. When our soldiers took the Russians to captured, they took them to the Andriyanovka station, where the cars were unloaded, the prisoners were brought to huge pits, from which they were shot from machine guns. " The "most memorable" day for Colonel Morrow was the day "when 1600 people were shot in 53 wagons."

    American invader poses near the corpse of the murdered Bolshevik

    Yours! hi
  17. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 21 August 2013 18: 37
    But France was our ally in the PM, and England also got to us, and amers get in blood in a wounded, torn country and run their lascivious little hands in the bunkers and mock civilians, so we don’t have any of them will never
  18. Albert1988
    Albert1988 21 August 2013 20: 44
    The article, of course, is too short to cover such a problem as intervention during the years of revolution and civil war, even if the intervention of one separate "most democratic" country is considered ... This period requires a more detailed examination - after all, there are so many lessons at once: how quickly is all this "democratic the community "rushed to us, it was only necessary to give a serious slack, how they behaved - in fact, nothing is better than the Germans in 41st, except that the genocide was not so well organized and the scale was smaller, but still they showed their true disgusting face. Of course, they managed to ruin many people during their stay on our land, but one thing pleases a little - they got away from us quickly - the refined Western nature could not stand it ...
  19. Xay
    Xay 23 August 2013 14: 30
    Good Yusevites, these are Dead! This scum that tramples the earth, and how many peoples suffered and suffer from them.
  20. alexander 1
    alexander 1 5 March 2016 16: 14
    The author of the article claims that "on June 25, 1919, the Bolshevik units under the command of Yakov Tryapitsyn attacked the Americans and inflicted losses on them." This statement is not entirely true, since in the indicated clash, Yakov Tryapitsyn commanded a small partisan detachment, not units. By the way, this Y. Tryapitsyn, being the commander of the Red Army of the Nikolaev district (in fact, a partisan detachment of 4-5 thousand people), was officially a member of the military structure of the FER. He remained in history as a negative character of the Civil War in the Far East, who gave the order to destroy a prosperous city in the north of Primorsky Krai - Nikolaevsk-on-Amur, from which about 14 thousand people lived and before leaving the city, about 4 thousand local residents. A month after the partisans left the burnt city in Kerby on the Amgun River, by the verdict of the people's court, out of 103 inhabitants of the destroyed city on 07.07.1920 was shot.