Northern Eurasia 1919: Whites in Retreat

Uprisings behind Denikin’s stretched lines, especially by Nestor Makhno’s anarchists, brought an end to the White advance in the south. In October, the Soviets both defeated Denikin at Orel and broke through Kolchak’s lines east of Tobolsk. By early November, Yudenich’s attack on Petrograd had also been beaten back.

Main Events

3 Sep 1919 Soviets link Orenburg with Tashkent

Soviets link Orenburg with Tashkentin wikipedia

Oct 1919 Nestor Makhno’s Black Army overthrows Whites in southern Ukraine

Nestor Makhno’s Black Army overthrows Whites in southern Ukrainein wikipedia

1-12 Oct 1919 Evacuation of Murmansk

After withdrawing from Archangel in late September 1919, the Allies evacuated Murmansk in October, ending the North Russia intervention.in wikipedia

19 Oct 1919 Nikolai Yudenich’s offensive stalls outside Petrograd

Nikolai Yudenich’s offensive stalls outside Petrogradin wikipedia

20 Oct 1919 Soviets defeat White advance on Moscow at Battle of Orel

Soviets defeat White advance on Moscow at Battle of Orelin wikipedia

24 Oct 1919 Soviets capture Tobolsk

Soviets capture Tobolskin wikipedia