Russia's losses were almost entirely non-Russian in population. By contrast, some 30 per cent of Austria's German population was placed under foreign rule by the Treaty of St Germain, and a similar proportion of Hungarians by that of Trianon.
All First World War peace treaties were harsh and short-sighted - whichever side imposed them.
MICHAEL W STONE
Peterborough, CambridgeshireReuse content