EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL PRINTED BROADSIDE FROM THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
DENIKIN, Anton Ivanovich. K Rabochim! No place, circa 1919. Broadside measuring 15 by 9 inches, printed 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. In this broadside, General Denikin, addressing the workers, heaps criticism on Bolshevik methods and urges all to join the army in the struggle for a united free Russia. Text in Russian.
Split in half horizontally along fold, small chips and tears to right margin with no loss of text. A very good copy of a fragile and scarce piece.