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Russia. Omnipotent Don Army
Всевеликое Войско Донское

Russia. Omnipotent Don Army Всевеликое Войско Донское

On May 12th, a special krug (the krug for the salvation of the Don) declared the old rights and uniforms restored and declared war upon the Bolsheviks. Pyotr Krasnov, a talented soldier and writer, was elected as the new Ataman.

In the Summer and Fall of 1918, the White Don Army controlled the Don territory, severed Red Army communications between Moscow and the Caucasus (allowing the White Volunteer Army to defeat the Red Army of the Northern Caucasus) and threatened Red Army positions at Tsaritsyn and Voronezh, as well as Rostov-na-Donu.

In the Winter of 1918-1919, the Red Southern Front, including their Group Kozhevnikov, 8th Army, 9th Army, and 10th Army, counterattacked the Don Army and regained control of the area northeast of the Donets and Manych rivers.

Many Don Cossacks also participated in Kornilov's infamous Ice March.

The Don army was often divided and plagued with indesiciveness, many of the Cossacks not wishing to fight beyond their own territory.


1919, Yermak

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