These papers contain the correspondence, and writings of Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov, participant in the Don Cossack uprising
of 1918, and ataman of the Don Cossacks in emigration since 1947.
Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov was born into a Don Cossack family in Novocherkassk on August 10, 1886. His officer father sent
Ivan to Donskoi kadetskii korpus, after which he went on to the Nikolaevskoe inzhenernoe uchilishche, graduating in 1914.
Poliakov served in the Ninth Army as captain, joining General Petr N. Krasnov’s Don Cossack Army in 1917 and being elevated
to the rank of major general in 1918. Poliakov immigrated to Serbia in 1919. He returned to active military life during General
Krasnov’s involvement in organizing Cossack divisions within the German Army from 1942 to 1945; unlike Krasnov, however, Poliakov
joined Vlasov’s Russkaia osvoboditel’naia armiia.
39 microfilm reels
(5.85 linear feet)
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