Russia 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.

Main Events

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.in wikipedia

22 Nov 1919 China revokes Mongolia’s autonomy

China revokes Mongolia’s autonomyin wikipedia

Dec 1919 Soviets seize power in Yakutsk

Soviets seize power in Yakutskin wikipedia

16-17 Dec 1919 Soviets capture Kiev from Whites

Soviets capture Kiev from Whitesin wikipedia

21 Dec 1919 Political Centre begins rising against Whites in Irkutsk

Political Centre begins rising against Whites in Irkutskin wikipedia