The Russian Civil War

Primary Sources

  • A. B. Murphy
  • F. Patrikeeff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. A. B. Murphy, F. Patrikeeff
    Pages 1-25
  3. A. B. Murphy, F. Patrikeeff
    Pages 26-59
  4. A. B. Murphy, F. Patrikeeff
    Pages 60-105
  5. A. B. Murphy, F. Patrikeeff
    Pages 106-181
  6. A. B. Murphy, F. Patrikeeff
    Pages 182-238
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-274

About this book


Translated documents from Russian archives give fresh insight into the Russian civil war, a struggle whose outcome defined much of the history of our time. Areas covered include Soviet relations with the Don Cossacks, the problems of securing supplies for the Red Army, the issues of disloyalty of the two successful cavalry commanders, Colonel Mironov and Sergeant Budyonny as well as a selection of documents from White sources. Alongside those giving an overview of Soviet strategic planning, a good proportion of these documents come from much more humble sources allowing the reader to feel directly the emotions, the faith, the zeal - and sometimes the deceit - of people living through those crucial years.


civil war history Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • A. B. Murphy
    • 1
  • F. Patrikeeff
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UlsterUK
  2. 2.University of AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41503-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28675-7
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