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Is it interesting that it was Sweden, France, and Germany were the countries who tried to occupy Russia in the past?

Charles of Sweden

The invasion began with Charles's crossing of the Vistula on 1 January 1708, and effectively ended with the Swedish defeat in the Battle of Poltava on 8 July 1709, though Charles continued to pose a military threat to Russia for several years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_invasion_of_Russia

Napoleon of France

when planning the 1812 campaign, Napoleon obsessively scrutinized accounts of Charles XII of Sweden's failed invasion of Russia just over a century earlier. In 1812 the French emperor raised a massive army of troops from all over Europe, the first of which entered Russia on June 24. But this invasion failed. War of the Sixth Coalition started in 1813 as the Russian campaign was decisive for the Napoleonic Wars and led to Napoleon's defeat and exile on the island of Elba. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_invasion_of_Russia

Hitler of Germany

After visiting Napoleon’s Tomb in Paris, Hitler said “That was the greatest experience of my life.”

Operation Barbarossa was the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany and many of its Axis allies, starting on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during the Second World War. It was the largest land offensive in human history, with over 10 million combatants taking part - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa

Stalin was not Russian (but he was from soviet Georgia), Napoleon was not French (Napoleon was an ethnic Italian but a French citizen) and Hitler was not German (but from Austria; but Austrians are Germans)

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Mongols defeated Russians and conquered Kyev in the 13th century. Russian states recognized Mongol khans as rulers. Russia conquered Mongol and Tatar states 16 - 18 centuries. Russia needed much time to conquer all Tatar states. The lastvl Tatar state was conquered in 1783.

There was a Polish and Swedish invasion of Russia at the beginning of the 17th century. Poland and Sweden installed a puppet emperor in Moscow but Romanovs won in 1613.
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Don't forget the Teutonic Knights in 1242:

Here is a colorized clip of Eisenstein's 1938 Soviet film:

Churchill wanted to invade Russia after WW2 but he got talked out of it.

With hindsight that was a mistake....but we can never know if he would have succeeded.
Churchill probably would not have gotten Truman to go along with such an invasion.

But of course with nuclear weapons, there can be no doubt that it would have succeeded.

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