EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL PRINTED BROADSIDE FROM THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
DENIKIN, Anton Ivanovich. K grazhdanskomu maseleniiu. No place, circa 1919. Broadside measuring 6-3/4 by 12 inches, printing on recto only. $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. This broadside was issued by the Headquarters of the Supreme Commander, General Denikin, reassuring the citizens not to fear the approaching armies of Admiral Kolchak. Denikin promises to lead the Russian people to a National Assembly. Text in Russian.
Minor chipping to edges, not affecting text. Fragile and rare.