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Russian soldiers prepare chlorine cylinders for a gas attack against German positions near Ilūkste, 1916

Russian soldiers prepare chlorine cylinders for a gas attack against German positions near Ilūkste, 1916

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A Russian adjustable mobile shield captured by the Germans, 1914.

Russian marines, one of them wearing a WW2 German helmet, overlooking Grozny

Russian soldiers, one of them wearing a WW2 German helmet, overlooking Grozny, 1999.

The Russian Expeditionary Force arrives at Marseille, 1916 4

The 1st Special Brigade totaled 8,942 men.

The Russian Expeditionary Force arrives at Marseille, 1916 3

The 1st Russian Special Brigade formed in January, 1916 under the command of General Nikolai Aleksandrovich Lokhvitsky.

The Russian Expeditionary Force arrives at Marseille, 1916 (2)

These troops would be armed by the French and transported to the battle site by the French Navy.

The Russian Expeditionary Force arrives at Marseille, 1916 5

The Russian troops arriving in Marseille with the Himalaya steamship.

The Russian Expeditionary Force arrives at Marseille, 1916 (1)

France had asked Russia for help on the Western Front, and Russia responded by sending nearly 45,000 soldiers.

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Rasputin, Hermogen and Iliodor next to each other in 1906. Within a few years the three men became bitter enemies.

Photo Credit: Colorized by Klimbim / Original picture</

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Empress Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei .

Photo Credit: State Archive of the Russian Federation / Valentina Tenikhina