The military history of Russia starts with the first people to establish settlements, the Rus', who built Kiev, the Mongol invasion, the numerous wars against Turkey, Poland, Sweden, the Seven Years War, France (especially the Napoleonic Wars), the Crimean War. The 20th century saw two world wars and the Cold War. Post 1991 it became the Military history of the Russian Federation.
It is covered by:
- Fuller, William C. Strategy and Power in Russia 1600-1914 (1998) excerpts
- Riasanovsky, Nicholas V. and Mark D. Steinberg. A History of Russia (7th ed. 2004) 800 pages.
- Roberts, Geoffrey. Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 (2008) excerpt and text search
- Stone, David. A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya excerpts