100 years since the beginning of the First World War.
This week marks 100 years since the beginning of one of the bloodiest wars of mankind - First World War.
July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Russia begins mobilization in response to this threat. By 4 August major European countries are involved in the war - France, Britain and Russia on one side, Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other.
Great War led to enormous losses - more than 10 million soldiers and millions of civilians were killed. It led to the collapse of the Ottoman, German, Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empire, and to a complete change in the political map of the world, but did not solve most of the conflicts, which eventually led to the bloodiest war of mankind - World War II.
Unfortunately, despite the enormous historical importance, the First World remains little-known today. The team of our project "Battle of Empires 1914-1918" wants to change this situation and to remind everyone of the terrible events of those days.