REDS vs. WHITES. THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. "For a united Russia” Whites propagandist poster representing the Reds/Bolsheviks as a fallen dragon and the Whites as a crusading knight. LATE 1917 1918. 25 th October 1917 – BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION
THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
25th October 1917– BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION
10th January 1918– The Cossacks declare their independence and form the Republic of the Don.
19thJanuary 1918– The Bolshevik government sends troops to disperse the Constituent Assembly.
22nd January 1918– The Ukrainians declare their independence from Russia.
16th February 1918– TheLithuanians declare their independence from Russia.
3rd March 1918– TREATY OF BREST-LITOVSK
12thMarch 1918– The Bolsheviks move their capital from Petrograd to Moscow for safety reasons.
22ndApril 1918– The Transcaucasians declare their independence from Russia and form the Transcaucasian Republic.
26th May 1918– The Transcaucasian Republic splits into three separate states. Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan declare their individual independence from Russia.
16th July 1918– IMPERIAL FAMILY EXECUTED
2nd September 1918– The Bolshevikgovernment proclaims a campaign of Red Terror.
5thSeptember 1918–Battle of Kazan(11,000 Reds fight 6,000 Whites and Czechs. Battle ends on the 10th September with a victory for the Reds)
11thNovember 1918– TREATY OF VERSAILLES
18thNovember 1918–Kolchak Coup.Lativa also declares independence.
Bolsheviks Consolidating Power
3rd January 1919– The Reds invade Latvia.
4thJanuary 1919– The Redscapture Riga, capital of Latvia.
5thJanuary 1919– The Redsrecapture Vilna in Lithuania.
25thJanuary 1919– The Redsrecapture Orenburg.
27th January 1919– The RedsrecaptureEkaterinburg.
3rd February 1919– The Redscapture Kiev.
22ndMarch 1919– A Bolshevik government is established in Hungary.
28thApril 1919– Red Army counteroffensive.
18th May 1919– The Soviet Russian government declares war against Romania.
20thMay 1919– Kolchak’sfarthest advance
22ndMay 1919–Red Army takesUfa. Kolchak’s armies retreats.
August 1919 –The British, the last allied force withdraws from Russia
2ndSeptember 1919– Denikin captures Kiev.
26thSeptember 1919–Battle of Peregonovka. Whites vs. Blacks (Ukraine anarchists against Whites/Reds). White victory.
13hOctober– Yudenichadvances. The Red Army counterattacks, Yudenichretreats. Battle of Orel(White victory)
20thOctober 1919–The Redsrecapture Orel.
14thNovember 1919– Red Army capturesOmsk.
1st February 1920–Armistice treaty between Russia and Latvia.
2nd February 1920–Treaty of Tartu. Russia recognizes Estonia'sindependence.
28th April 1920–Red Army takes Baku.
7th May 1920–Troops from Poland take Kiev.
15th June 1920– Red Army takes Kiev.
12th July 1920–Treaty of Moscow. Russia recognizes Lithuania'sindependence.
11th August 1920– Treaty of Riga. Russia recognizes Latvia's independence.
14th August 1920–Battle of Warsaw - part of the Russo-Polish War. It will last until August 16, 1920. The Red Army puts Warsaw under siege. Red Army is defeated.
14th October 1920–Treaty of Tartu (another one). Russia recognizes Finland's independence.
7th-15th November 1920– Battle of Perekop.Red Army defeats the White Army for good – Reds win the Civil War.
BOLSHEVIK VICTORY: CONSOLIDATION OF POWER
‘CAN OF WORMS’
THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR