Northern Eurasia 1920: End of Kolchak
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.
14 Nov 1919 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.
22 Nov 1919 China revokes Mongolia’s autonomy▲
China revokes Mongolia’s autonomy
Dec 1919 Soviets seize power in Yakutsk▲
Soviets seize power in Yakutsk
16-17 Dec 1919 Soviets capture Kiev from Whites▲
Soviets capture Kiev from Whites
21 Dec 1919 Political Centre begins rising against Whites in Irkutsk▲
Political Centre begins rising against Whites in Irkutsk