Creation of the Far Eastern Republic

The Russian Civil War: The White Phase

Russia 1920.0519

Creation of the Far Eastern Republic

The Russian Civil War: The Bolsheviks against the White Movement (19 May 1920)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

On the night of April 4-5, Japanese retaliated for the Nikolayevsk Incident by assaulting Russian partisan positions in the Far East and installing a new government in Vladivostok. In response, the Russians declared a Far Eastern Republic at Verkhneudinsk. Nominally an independent state, it served as a buffer between Japan and Russia over the next few years.

Main Events

Japanese offensive in Russian Far East

Japanese retaliate for Nikolayevsk Incident by assaulting Russian partisan positions in the Far East and installing a new government in Vladivostok

Wrangel takes command of Armed Forces of Southern Russia, renaming them as "Russian Army"

Creation of Far Eastern Republic

Polish-Soviet War starts

Azerbaijan Soviet Conciliar Republic

Local Bolsheviks, led by Mirza Davud and Nariman Narimanov, and invading Soviet Russian troops of the 11th Red Army force the capitulation of the government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. In its place, the Azerbaijan Soviet Conciliar Republic is declared.

Soviets in Gilan

The Soviet Caspian Fleet enters the port of Anzali, in Gilan in northwest Persia, in pursuit of Russian vessels and ammunition taken there by the White Russian counter-revolutionary General Denikin, prompting the British garrison to evacuate to Manjil. On June 5, the Soviets support Mirza Kuchik Khan in establishing the Persian Socialist Soviet Republic in Gilan.

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