Courtesy National Museums Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool
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By December, 1914, the Russian Army had 6,553,000 men. However, they only had 4,652,000 rifles. Untrained troops were ordered into battle without adequate arms or ammunition. In 1915 Russia suffered over 2 million casualties. Agricultural production slumped and civilians had to endure serious food shortages. Funds were set up in Britain to support Russia.