- May 2014
That was true for all WWI countries that send large numbers of troops to fight, no? (Japan is an exception since there wasn't actually much fighting done in the Pacific in WWI.)Enormous losses
Yes, but these defeats weren't exactly decisive. Russia was still able to hold onto Moldova, most of Ukraine, most of Belarus, and the northern Baltics.and as you said Russia was not really losing, sure, but it was hardly winning either, sure they were beating the Ottomans and Austrians, but they suffered many stinging defeats.
Please keep in mind, though, that all Russia had to do after the US entry was to hold the front lines where they were; the US and its allies in the West were the ones who were actually going to make a decisive difference in Germany's defeat.America entering the war and fighting on the other side of the continent could hardly make a difference in the mind of an average Russian soldier.