Register of the Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo records

Finding aid prepared by Ronald Bulatoff, revised by Lyalya Kharitonova
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Title: Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo records
Date (inclusive): 1918-1920
Collection Number: XX320
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Abstract: The Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo records consist of administrative files of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice, and Minister of Internal Affairs concerning the relations of the Crimean Regional Government and the Constitutional Democratic Party with the Russian Volunteer Army and with the Allies.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Krymskoe kraevoe pravitel'stvo (1918-1919)


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


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Historical Note

Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo (Crimean Regional Government) refers to two regimes in the Crimean Peninsula during the years 1918 and 1919. After the Russian October Revolution in 1917, an ethnic Tatar government proclaimed the Crimean People's Republic. The first Crimean Regional Government was established on 25 June 1918 under German protection with Lipka Tatar General Maciej (Suleyman) Sulkiewicz as prime minister and minister of interior and military affairs.
After the withdrawal of German troops from Crimea, Sulkiewicz was succeeded by Crimean Karaite politician and former Kadet member Solomon Krym. This liberal, anti-Bolshevik regime included fellow former Kadet member Maxim Vinaver as foreign minister and Vladimir D. Nabokov as minister of justice. The collapse of the World War I Central Powers and the withdrawal of the Allies had made Crimea fully dependent on Russia again. The Crimean Regional Government began to crumble in early 1919.
On 2 April 1919, the Soviet Red Army occupied Simferopol and the second Crimean Regional Government was dissolved. The Crimean Socialist Soviet Republic was then established only to be retaken by White forces in June 1919. The Whites, under Anton Denikin and later Petr Wrangel, held Crimea until November 1920.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo records consist of administrative files of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Internal Affairs, and Minister of Justice Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, the father of Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov. The records include government reports, manuals, and other publications; news dispatches; clippings; and correspondence relating to activities of the Crimean Regional Government, as well as decisions concerning relations of the Constitutional Democratic Party with the Russian Volunteer Army and with the Allies.

Arrangement Statement

All series, organizational hierarchies, and folders maintain their original order and title when possible. Handwritten notes by collector found in various folders also detail the scope of the material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Konstitutsionno-demokraticheskaia partiia.
Russia (Territory under White armies, 1918-1920)
Crimea (Ukraine)--History.
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union.
Ukraine--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.


Documents of Maksim Vinaver, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Crimean Regional Government, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 1-3

Telegraphic messages exchanged between Ekaterinodar and the Crimean Government, 1918 October - 1919 April

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Bulletin Published by the Foreign Office of Crimea for the Allied Navy Now in the Port of Sevastopol, Nos. 1-3, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Bulletin Publié par le Ministère des Affaires Étrangères de Crimée pour les Escadres et les Troupes Alliées, Nos. 1-16, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Dernières Nouvelles, Supplément au "Bulletin Publié par le Ministère des Affaires Étrangères de Crimée pour les Escadres et les Troupes Alliées," Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 16-18, 23-25, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 7-8

Documents relating to the correspondence between the Crimean Government and the Allies (letters from Colonel Ruillet, Admiral Amet, etc.), 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Orders issued by the Commander in Chief of Troops in Sebastopol; by General Subbotin, the Chief Inspector Ribarsky; also a memorandum on the Crimean Government presented to the Allies, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Correspondence with Greek authorities, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Correspondence with Constantinople authorities, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 12-15

Sundry documents relating to the correspondence with the Volunteer Army and the Allies, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Correspondence with the authorities in Odessa, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Correspondence with [Vasilii Maklakov (Maklakoff)], Russian Ambassador in Paris, 1919

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Minutes of the Meeting of the Crimean Cabinet of 16 April 1919 (in French), 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 1-2

Documents relating to the history of Denikin's army and of the Cadet Party; the Congress of the Party [of Narodnaia Svoboda] in Ekaterinodar (abstract from M. Vinaver's report on foreign policy); peace terms proposed by President Wilson (a printed document being a supplement to the Journal of the Crimean Government); minutes of the Conference at Novo-Dmitrievskaia on the 17 of March, 1918; the Conference of the Cadet Party with the Central Committee on April 29-30, 1919; a draft of the Provisional Constitution of the provinces occupied by the Volunteer Army, 1918-1919

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings.
Box/Folder 2 : 3

A complete set of voting papers [ballots] for the elections to the Crimean Diet, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 4

A letter from Omsk signed by M. Ustrugov (Ustrugoff) (member of the Kolchak Government) concerning the political situation in Siberia, dated March 21, 1919; also a "true copy" of General Denikin's letter of September 17, 1918, concerning Turkestan and sundry papers, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 2 : 5-6

Balance sheets and receipts, 1918-1919


Documents of Solomon Samuilovich Krym, Chairman of the Council of Ministers in the Crimean Regional Government, 1919-1920

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Original decisions of the Council of Ministers, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Information about the last events on the front, 1919 April 7

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Telegram from General Denikin to the Crimean Government, 1919 March 16

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Declaration of the Crimean Government presented to Admiral Golthorpe at Sebastopol, 1918 December 7

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Note by Minister Steven, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Extracts from notes of the Crimean events, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Various letters and reports, 1919-1920


Documents of Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, Minister of Justice in the Crimean Regional Government, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Collection of the laws and orders of the Crimean Government, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Telegram from General Denikin, 1918 November 21

Box/Folder 2 : 16

The project of the engineers [Voinovskii-Kriger] and [S. N. Chaev] relative to the construction of the Crimean Railway, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Project of the statute of the elections in the Sein [to the Crimean Diet], 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Project of a Commission for the transformation fot he Crimean tribunals, 1919


Correspondence and reports, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 2 : 19-20

Statute of the Ministry of Justice, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Order of the Government relative to the nomination of the senators, 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 22

Organization of the Senate at Novocherkassk, 1918

Box/Folder 2 : 23

Projects of laws and decisions of the Government and various other documents, 1919

Box/Folder 2 : 24

"Krymskoe Kraevoe Pravitel'stvo (The Crimean Regional Government)," by Minister N. N. Bogdanov (Bogdanoff), circa 1919