Fighting in East Prussia and the Carpathians, or a Year of Blunders by the Russian Command

In the next installment of a series of publications on World War I, historian and political analyst Pyotr Romanov describes how events unfolded during fighting in East Prussia and the Carpathians in 1915.

// Aug. 19, 2014 - 22:14 GMT


Russia Under Attack: The Eastern Front in WWI

Historian and political commentator Pyotr Romanov discusses why Germany shifted the bulk of its war effort in 1914 to the Eastern Front in the latest instalment of his series on the First World War.

// Aug. 19, 2014 - 22:09 GMT


Ammo Shortages and Attrition: The Mistakes of WWI

The latest episode of RIA Novostis series on World War I focuses on the ammunition shortages, heavy casualties and strategy of attrition that made the war so costly for Russia and others. </p>

// Aug. 19, 2014 - 22:03 GMT


Russia’s first victory and “the army of Svejks” in the Battle of Galicia

In the fifth episode of The First World War, Pyotr Romanov describes one of the largest military operations of 1914. The Battle of Galicia brought Russia its first victory in the Great War.

// Aug. 06, 2014 - 16:54 GMT


How Gavrilo Princip dragged Europe into World War I

In the first episode of the program, The First World War, historian and political commentator Pyotr Romanov talks about the causes of the massive bloody conflict that lasted more than four years.

// Jul. 25, 2014 - 21:01 GMT