EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL PRINTED BROADSIDE FROM THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
DENIKIN, Anton Ivanovich. Broadside: Rabochiie i Krest’iane! No place, circa 1919. Broadside, measuring 16 by 10-1/4 inches. $1800.
Rare original printed broadside issued by the anti-Bolshevik General Anton Ivanovich Denikin. Of extreme rarity.
From 1918 to 1920, Denikin was the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of South Russia and was responsible for civil administration in the areas occupied by his armies. He led successful campaigns in the Caucasus and the Ukraine and came within 250 miles of Moscow before being repelled by the Bolshevik forces. Denikin himself is not thought to have favored a return to a monarchy but instead advocated a unified Russian state whose form would be determined at a Constituent Assembly following the “White” victory. This brought him into conflict with the nationalist independence movements in southern Russia, and he wasted resources fighting such movements in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In this broadside General Denikin addresses a severe criticism of Bolshevik promises and deeds to workmen and farmers. Denikin expounds on his own labor program and urges the population to join the White army. Text in Cyrillic.
Fold lines. An exceptional copy of this fragile rarity.