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  • Title: Yudenich collection
    Date: 1919-1921
    Collection Number: XX048
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 24 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders (10.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, military documents, proclamations, maps, and printed matter, relating to the campaigns of the White Russian Severo-Zapadnaia Armiia and other aspects of the Russian Civil War, White Russian relations with the Allied Powers, and activities of White Russian representatives in Europe.
    Creator: Yudenich, Nikolay Nikolayevich, 1862-1933.


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yudenich collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1862 Born
    1881 Graduated, Aleksandrovskoe Voennoe Uchilishche, St. Petersburg
    1887 Graduated, Nikolaevskaia Akademiia General'nago SHtaba
    1905-1907 Took part in the Russo-Japanese War. Promoted to Major-General
    1912 Appointed Chief of Staff of the Kazan' Military District and promoted to Lieutenant-General
    1913 Appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Caucasus Military District
    1914-1915 Appointed Commander of the Caucasus and promoted to General-of-Infantry for victories in the Erzerum and Trapezund campaigns
    1917 Removed from command by the Provisional Government
    1918 Escaped to Finland and later Estonia
    1919 Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the White forces in the North-Western Military Sector and subsequently Minister of War in the Government of the North-West by Admiral Kolchak
    1920 Interned with his army in Estonia after failure of Petersburg campaign
    1933 Died in Cannes, France

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains material related to Gen. Nikolai Yudenich's Army of the North-West, during the period of 1919-1920. It includes correspondence, reports, charts and maps dealing with military action on the Petrograd front, military action and conflicts in the Baltic area and Finland and relations between the Army of the North-West and its European allies, especially England and France. The collection was first arranged by Lieut.-Gen. Nikolai Golovin and described in two volumes entitled "Podrobnaia Opis' Del Arkhiva Severo-Zapadnago Fronta Grazhdanskoi Voiny v Rossii 1919 I 1920 Godov. S Kratkim Izlozheniem Soderzhaniia Vsekh Dokumentov Imeiushchikh Istoricheskoe Znachenie", which can be found in Box 25. The present register fully retains Gen. Golovin's arrangement, in which the material is divided into files and each page numbered consecutively.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russia (Territory under White armies, 1918-1920). Severo-Zapadnaia armiia.
    Russia. Armii͡a--Officers.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union.