"The Civil War was waged through a succession of bloody massacres and reprisals so gruesome that it seemed as if the human soul itself had died"


Photos from the Russian Civil War
Public DomainPhotos from the Russian Civil War

The February and October revolutions eventually led Russia into a civil war which was fought between the Soviet Red Army, also known as the Bolsheviks or Communists, and the Russian White Army, which included the Nationalists, Imperialists, Conservatives and other anti-Bolsheviks groups. 

In January 1918 the Soviet Red Army invaded the Ukraine. 


The Russian Civil War was fought from 1918 to 1921 and was won by the Soviet Red Army.