EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL PAMPHLET FROM THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
DENIKIN, Anton Ivanovich. Kto takoi General Denikin? - Krasnoarmeitsy! No place, circa 1919. Pamphlet (7-3/4 by 4-3/4 inches), self wrappers, uncut and unopened; 32 pages. $2200.
Rare original pamphlet issued by the anti-Bolshevik General Anton Ivanovich Denikin.
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 extremely rare pamphlet includes a short biography of General Denikin and outlines his political program; in addition, it contains promises to the soldiers of the Red army of agrarian reform and the convocation of a Constituent Assembly. Text in Russian in Cyrillic. Postnikov 5279.
Fine condition. Scarce.