For modern Poland, the answer is rather simple. Russian, and later Soviet soldiers, were stationed inside the Polish borders for almost the whole 19th and 20th centuries (with a notable exception for interwar period Poland (minus 1920)). The last Soviet soldier left Poland on September 18, 1993 (some kind of symbolic date taking into consideration that Soviet aggression started on September 17).

But... what about eighteenth century?

For sure they stayed from 1792 till the end of the century (War in Defence of the Constitution, Kościuszko Uprising, Third Partition of Poland).

Did Russian troops presence was permanent from the start of Augustus III of Poland rule (1733) or rather Seven Years' War (1756)?


What about Great Northern War? Did they leave in 1719 as they promised during Silent Sejm?

Can we say that Russian troops were here for 250 years or rather 300 years?

  • Did you mean 1772 (First Partition) rather than 1792? – C Monsour May 25 at 18:31
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    How do you define the "commonwealth borders" ? This was not something constant during the 18th century. – Alex May 26 at 1:08
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    @Alex I understand this question to mean Russian troops present in what was in theory a sovereign Commonwealth territory. So wherever the border was at any point, were there Russian troops within it. – Milo Bem Sep 19 at 10:16
  • @MiloBem - exactly! – LookAheadAtYourTypes Sep 19 at 12:02

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