End of Kolchak

The Russian Civil War: The White Phase

Russia 1920.0103

End of Kolchak

The Russian Civil War: The Bolsheviks against the White Movement (3 January 1920)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

By January 1920, Kolchak's Siberian White forces were disintegrating. Revolts cut off their retreat and Kolchak resigned on January 4. The Czechoslovak troops in control of the railway arrested him, handing him over to the new 'Political Centre' in Irkutsk in return for passage out of Russia. He was shot on February 7.

Main Events

Fall of Omsk

Omsk, capital of Admiral Alexander Kolchak's All-Russian Government, is evacuated by White forces, Kolchak himself having fled for Irkutsk the day before. Soviet Russia's Red Army takes the city without any serious resistance, capturing large amounts of ammunition, almost 50,000 soldiers, and ten generals.

China revokes Mongolia's autonomy

Soviets seize power in Yakutsk

Soviets capture Kiev from Whites

Political Centre begins rising against Whites in Irkutsk

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