Toth Posted March 8, 2022 Share Posted March 8, 2022 In another forum a discussion about comparing the losses taken by Russia with the losses taken by the USSR in WW2 has just caused me to play a bit with the numbers. According to the official Russian estimates, the USSR lost 8,668,400 soldiers (I excluded all civilian victims) during the entirety of WW2. Using the battles over Manchuria on May 11th 1939 as a starting point and the ceasing of fighting in Europe on May 8th 1945 as the end point, this means 2188 days of war with roughly 3962 casualties per day. If we take the Ukrainian estimate of 12,000 dead Russians after 12 days of fighting at face value, somehow Putin is managing to be loosing a quarter of the causalities of freaking WW2 just trying to conquer Ukraine. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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