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 established

Soviet Union supports Mirza Kuchik Khan in establishing Soviet Republic in Gilan, northwest Persia

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