Timeline of events on the Eastern front during the First World War

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  • October 1914

    October 1914
    "Sevastopol Wake-up call"
    The beginning of Turkish military operations against Russia in
    Transcaucasia and the black sea coast.
    Result: The Turkish offensive ended by the end of 1914,
    and they went on the defensive.
  • September 17, 1914- March 22, 1915

    September 17, 1914- March 22, 1915
    The Siege Of Przemysl
    The siege of the Austrian fortress of Przemysl by Russian soldiers,
    the largest siege of the First world war. Result: Russia won the battle.
  • September 28- November 8, 1914

    September 28- November 8, 1914
    Warsaw-Ivangorod operation or " Battle of the Vistula». Result: Russia won and inflicted a heavy defeat on the
    Germans.
  • November 11- November 24, 1914

    November 11- November 24, 1914
    The łódź operation. Result: One of the biggest battles of 1914 ended with the
    victory of Russia.
  • January 7 – April 20, 1915

    January 7 – April 20, 1915
    Carpathian operation. Result:The battle in the Carpathians brought huge losses
    for both sides, but did not give strategic results to
    either of them.
  • February 7- February 26, 1915

    February 7- February 26, 1915
    The battle of the Masurian. Result: Russian soldiers were finally driven out of East
    Prussia.
    The Russians were able to repel the attack of
    German force.
  • February 20- March 30, 1915

    February 20- March 30, 1915
    Prisnishsya operation. Result: Huge losses for both sides, but did not give
    strategic results to either of them.
  • June 28, 1914

    June 28, 1914
    Murder of the Austrian heir to the throne by a Serbian terrorist.
    Refusal of the ultimatum presented by Austria-Hungary to Serbia. As a result - beginning of war.
  • August 17- September 15, 1914

    August 17- September 15, 1914
    The East Prussian operation. As a result - Defeat of the Russian army.
  • August 18- September 26, 1914

    August 18- September 26, 1914
    The battle of Galicia. As a result - Both sides suffered losses, and the original
    German plan of war was destroyed.
  • May 2, 1915-June 15, 1915

    May 2, 1915-June 15, 1915
    Gorlitsky breakthrough. Result: There was a threat of offensive of German troops
    deep into Russian territory.
  • June 27- September 14, 1915

    June 27- September 14, 1915
    The great retreat.
    Retreat of the Russian army from Galicia, Poland and Lithuania. Result: Huge losses of German soldiers.
  • August 22- October 2, 1915

    August 22- October 2, 1915
    Vilna operation. Result: Both sides switched to positional warfare on the
    entire front from the Baltic sea to the Romanian
    border.
  • September 8-October 2, 1915

    September 8-October 2, 1915
    Sventsyan breakthrough. Result: By October 2, the Sventsyansky breakthrough was
    finally eliminated by the Russians.
  • March 18- March 30, 1916

    March 18- March 30, 1916
    Naroch operation. Result: Huge losses for both sides, German attack
    weakened.
  • June 4 - August 10, 1916

    June 4 - August 10, 1916
    Brusilovsky breakthrough. Result: Austria-Hungary was on the ropes and was ready
    to come out of the war.
  • July 24 - August 8, 1916

    July 24 - August 8, 1916
    The battle of Kovel. Result: The Russian offensive has stopped.
  • 8 - March 16, 1917

    8 - March 16, 1917
    February revolution in Russia. Result: The collapse of the Russian army began, and it
    began to lose rapidly its fighting ability.
  • July 1-July 19, 1917

    July 1-July 19, 1917
    The June offensive or «Kerensky offensive». Result: The offensive failed.
  • September 1-September 6, 1917

    September 1-September 6, 1917
    Riga operation. Result: The defeat at Riga.
  • September 7, 1917

    September 7, 1917
    The Revolt of Kornilov. Result: Kornilov's attempt to stop the disintegration of the
    army ended in failure.
  • November 7, 1917

    November 7, 1917
    October revolution in Russia. Result: On December 15 Germany and the Soviet Union
    signed a separate armistice agreement.
    Russia's exit from the war.