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List of Soviet Union battles in the World War II, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War II involving the Soviet Union is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War II battles that involved World War II you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Baltic Offensive is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Baltic Offensive East Prussia - The Baltic Offensive, also known as the Baltic Strategic Offensive, denotes the campaign between the northern Fronts of the Red Army and the German Army Group North in the Baltic States during ...more

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Baltic Operation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Baltic Operation Baltic region - The Baltic Operation, also known as the Defensive operation in Lithuania and Latvia encompassed the operations of the Red Army from 22 June to 9 July 1941 conducted over the territories of the ...more

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Battle for Narva Bridgehead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle for Narva Bridgehead Narva, Estonia - The Battle of Narva Bridgehead was the campaign that stalled the Soviet Estonian Operation in the surroundings of the town of Narva for six months. It was the first phase of the Battle of Narva ...more

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Battle of Auvere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Auvere Vaivara Parish, Estonia - Battle of Auvere was a battle in Estonia, starting on July 20, 1944 and ending on July 25. It was a part of the World War II campaign in Narva. The Soviet 8th Army started attacking the Auvere ...more

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Battle of Bautzen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Bautzen Bautzen, Germany - The Battle of Bautzen was one of the last battles of the Eastern Front during World War II. It was fought on the extreme southern flank of the Spremberg-Torgau Offensive, seeing days of pitched ...more

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Battle of Berlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Berlin Berlin, Germany - The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was the final major offensive of the European theatre of World War II. Starting on 12 January 1945, ...more

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Battle of Brody is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Brody Brody, Ukraine - The Battle of Brody was a tank battle fought between the 1st Panzer Group's III Army Corps and XLVIII Army Corps and five mechanized corps of the Soviet 5th Army and 6th Army in the triangle ...more

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Battle of the Transdanubian Hi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of the Transdanubian Hills Drava - The Battle of the Transdanubian Hills was a defensive operation of the Bulgarian First Army during Bulgaria's participation in World War II against German Wehrmacht forces, who were trying to ...more

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Kiev Kiev, Ukraine - The First Battle of Kiev was the German name for the operation that resulted in a very large encirclement of Soviet troops in the vicinity of Kiev during World War II. It is considered the ...more

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Battle of Kiev is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Kiev Kiev, Ukraine - The Second Battle of Kiev describes three strategic operations by the Soviet Red Army, and one operational counterattack by the Wehrmacht which took place in the wake of the failed German ...more

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Battle of Krasny Bor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Krasny Bor Saint Petersburg, Russia - The Battle of Krasny Bor was part of the Soviet offensive Operation Polyarnaya Zvezda. It called for a pincer attack near Leningrad, to build on the success of Operation Iskra and completely ...more

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Battle of Kursk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Kursk Kursk, Russia - The Battle of Kursk was a World War II engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk in the Soviet Union during July and August 1943. The German offensive was ...more

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Battle of Memel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Memel East Prussia - The Battle of Memel or the Siege of Memel took place on the European Eastern Front during World War II when the Soviets launched their Memel Offensive Operation in late 1944. The offensive drove ...more

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Battle of Moscow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Moscow Moscow, Russia - The Battle of Moscow is the name given by Soviet historians to two periods of strategically significant fighting on a 600 km sector of the Eastern Front during World War II. It took place ...more

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Nagykanizsa–Körmend Offensive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Nagykanizsa–Körmend Offensive The Nagykanizsa–Körmend Offensive carried out between 26 March and 15 April 1945 was part of the 3rd Ukrainian Front's Vienna Offensive during World War II against the Army Group South ...more

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Battle of Narva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Narva Narva, Estonia - The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus ...more

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Siege of Odessa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Siege of Odessa Odessa, Ukraine - The Siege of Odessa was part of the Eastern Front area of operations in 1941. It was primarily conducted by the Romanian 4th Army and elements of the German 11th Army. Due to the heavy ...more

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Battle of Păuliş is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Păuliş Arad County, Vest, Romania - The Battle of Păuliș took place in September 1944 in Arad County, western Romania as part of the wider Battle of Romania of World War II. It was fought between Hungarian and Romanian troops, ...more

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Battle of Petsamo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Petsamo Pechenga (urban-type settlement), Murmansk Oblast, Russia - The Battle of Petsamo was fought between Finnish and Soviet troops in the area of Petsamo in the far north of Finland in 1939 and 1940. The Finnish troops were greatly outnumbered but managed to ...more

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Battle of Podu Iloaiei is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Podu Iloaiei Romania - The Battle of Podu Iloaiei was part of the First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive of World War II fought between the Germans and the Soviets. The battle was a reaction to the Soviet defeat at the First ...more

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Battle of Porkuni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Porkuni Lääne-Viru County, Estonia - Battle of Porkuni was the largest engagement between Estonians serving in the Red Army and Estonian pro-independence and Waffen-SS units. It took place in 21 September 1944 between Lake Porkuni ...more

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Battle of Prokhorovka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Prokhorovka Prokhorovsky District - The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought near Prokhorovka, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk, on the Eastern Front during the Second World War as part of the Battle of Kursk in the Soviet Union. The ...more

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Battle of Raseiniai is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Raseiniai Raseiniai, Lithuania - The Battle of Raseiniai was a tank battle fought between the elements of the 4th Panzer Group commanded by Gen. Erich Hoepner and the 3rd Mechanized Corps commanded by Major General Kurkin & ...more

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Battle of Rostov (1941) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Rostov (1941) Rostov-on-Don, Russia - The Battle of Rostov (1941) was a battle of the Eastern Front of World War II, fought around Rostov-on-Don between the German Army Group South, commanded by General Gerd von Rundstedt and the ...more

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Battle of Salla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Salla Salla, Finland - The Battle of Salla was fought between Finnish and Soviet troops near Salla in northern Finland during the Winter War. The Soviets had orders to advance through Salla to Kemijärvi and ...more

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Battle of Slivice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Slivice Bohemia, Czech Republic - The Battle of Slivice was the last large World War II battle in the area of the Czech lands. During 11–12 May 1945, German troops, trying to surrender to nearby American troops, defended ...more

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Battle of Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Stalingrad Volgograd, Russia - The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia, on the eastern ...more

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Battle of Suomussalmi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Suomussalmi Suomussalmi, Finland - The Battle of Suomussalmi was fought between Finnish and Soviet forces in the Winter War. The action took place from around December 7, 1939 to January 8, 1940. The outcome was a major Finnish ...more

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Battle of Tannenberg Line is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Tannenberg Line Sinimäed Hills - The Battle of Tannenberg Line was a military engagement between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front. They fought for the strategically important Narva ...more

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Second Battle of Târgu Frumos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Second Battle of Târgu Frumos Romania - The Second Battle of Târgu Frumos, part of the First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive, was a military engagement primarily between the Wehrmacht and Red Army forces in May 1944, near Iași, ...more

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Battle of Tolvajärvi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Tolvajärvi Lake Ladoga, Russia - The Battle of Tolvajärvi ['tol.va.jær.vi] was fought on 12 December 1939 between Finland and the Soviet Union. It was the first large offensive victory for the Finns in the Winter

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Battle of Turda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Turda Turda, Romania - The Battle of Turda lasted from 5 September to 8 October 1944, in the area around Turda, in present-day Romania, as part of the wider Battle of Romania. Troops from the Hungarian 2nd Army and ...more

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Battle for Velikiye Luki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle for Velikiye Luki Velikoluksky District - The Velikiye Luki offensive operation was executed by the forces of the Red Army's Kalinin Front against the Wehrmacht's 3rd Panzer Army during the Winter Campaign of 1942–1943 with the ...more

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Battle of Voronezh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Battle of Voronezh Voronezh, Russia - The 1943 battle of Voronezh was a Soviet counter-offensive on recapturing the city of Voronezh during the Ostrogozhsk-Rossoshansk and Voronezh-Kastornensk operations on the Eastern Front of ...more

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Operation Bagration is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Operation Bagration Baltic states - Operation Bagration was the codename for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation during World War II, which cleared German forces from the Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland ...more

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Convoy PQ 17 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Convoy PQ 17 Arctic Ocean - PQ 17 was the code name for an Allied World War II convoy in the Arctic Ocean. In July 1942, the Arctic convoys suffered a significant defeat when Convoy PQ 17 lost 24 of its 35 merchant ships ...more

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Defense of Brest Fortress is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Defense of Brest Fortress Brest Fortress, Belarus - The defence of Brest Fortress took place 22–29 June 1941. It was one of the first battles of Operation Barbarossa. The Brest Fortress was defended by the Red Army against the Wehrmacht, held out ...more

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Defense of the Adzhimushkay qu... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Defense of the Adzhimushkay quarry Autonomous Republic of Crimea - The Defense of the Adzhimushkay Quarry was a guerrilla campaign on the Eastern Front in World War II fought between May and October 1942 in the Adzhimushkay suburb of Kerch during the Nazi ...more

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Demyansk Pocket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Demyansk Pocket Demyansk, Russia - The Demyansk Pocket was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk, south of Leningrad, during World War II on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed ...more

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Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive Right-bank Ukraine, Ukraine - The Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive, also known in Soviet historical sources as the liberation of right-bank Ukraine, fought from 24 December 1943 – 14 April 1944, was a strategic offensive ...more

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East Pomeranian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
East Pomeranian Offensive Province of Pomerania - The East Pomeranian Strategic Offensive operation was an offensive by the Red Army in its fight against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. It took place in Pomerania and West Prussia, ...more

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East Prussian Offensive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
East Prussian Offensive East Prussia - The East Prussian Offensive was a strategic offensive by the Red Army against the German Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front. It lasted from 13 January to 25 April 1945, though some German units did ...more

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Eastern Front is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Eastern Front Europe - The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland and other allies, which encompassed ...more

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Estonia in World War II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Estonia in World War II Estonia - The ground for the fate of Estonia in World War II was laid by the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, particularly its Secret Additional Protocol of August 1939. The Republic of Estonia declared ...more

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Evacuation of East Prussia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Evacuation of East Prussia East Prussia - The evacuation of East Prussia was the evacuation of the German civilian population and military personnel in East Prussia and the Klaipėda region between 20 January and March 1945 as part of ...more

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First Battle of Kharkov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
First Battle of Kharkov Kharkiv, Soviet Union - The 1st Battle of Kharkov so named by Wilhelm Keitel was the 1941 tactical battle for the city of Kharkov during the final phase of Operation Barbarossa between the German 6th Army of Army Group ...more

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First Battle of Târgu Frumos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
First Battle of Târgu Frumos Romania - The First Battle of Târgu Frumos was part of the First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive of World War II, fought between Axis powers commanded by Otto Wöhler and Soviet forces led by Ivan ...more

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First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive Romania - The First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive, named after the two major cities in the area, was fought between 8 April and 6 June 1944 by the Soviets and Axis powers of World War II. The offensive was ...more

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Great Patriotic War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Great Patriotic War Eastern Europe - The term Great Patriotic War is used in Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union to describe the conflict fought during the period from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945 along the ...more

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Heiligenbeil Pocket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Soviet Union
Heiligenbeil Pocket East Prussia - The Heiligenbeil Pocket or Heiligenbeil Cauldron was the site of a major encirclement battle on the Eastern Front during the closing weeks of World War II, in which the Wehrmacht's 4th Army was ...more