LENIN SPEAKS TO THE CROWDS - SVERDLOV SQUARE,
Russian History 1920
Civil War Timeline - Year 1920
The Red Army withdraws from Latvia.
The U.S. withdraws its
Expedition soldiers. These troops
came to Vladivostok in August 1918. A total of
192 American casualties. Seated center on the
photo below is Major
General William S. Graves, Commanding
General of the Allied Expeditionary Force -
THE SIBERIAN EXPEDITION IN VLADIVOSTOK
NOVEMBER 23, 1918
January 4, 1920
handed over to the Bolsheviks.
January 30, 1920
Abortive Bolshevik coup in Vladivostok. The
Japanese troops take control of the situation.
Armistice treaty between Russia and Latvia.
Treaty of Tartu. Russia recognizes Estonia's
February 7, 1920
Kolchak gets executed and his body thrown
into the Angara River.
March 27, 1920
Wrangel becomes the new commander of
the White Army.
He succeeds General
April 6, 1920
The Far Eastern
Republic is established.
Krasnoshchekov is its president. This
republic is Lenin's tool to get the Japanese out
of the country without risking war.
And it will work
just fine. The last Japanese troops will leave
October 25, 1922 and on November 19, 1922 the
Far Eastern Republic will become part of the
Soviet Union again.
April 28, 1920
The Red Army takes Baku.
May 7, 1920
Troops from Poland take Kiev.
June 15, 1920
The Red Army takes Kiev.
July 2, 1920
takes Tsaritsyn, today's Volgograd.
July 12, 1920
Treaty of Moscow. Russia recognizes Lithuania's
July 15, 1920
Polish troops withdraw from Vilna and the Red Army takes
Red government agents were about to collect the
grain tax in Kamenka (Znamenka), a tiny village
in the Tambov region, but the taxation is
completely out of proportion and the villagers
The riot spreads
to neighboring towns and the
is born, and with it the
punish with a vengeance and employ massive
cruelty. This gives the Tambov Rebellion wings
and peasants all across the western country join
August 11, 1920
Treaty of Riga. Russia recognizes Latvia's
August 14, 1920
Battle of Warsaw. This battle
is part of the Russo-Polish War. It will last until
August 16, 1920. The Red Army puts Warsaw under
siege. Fighting back are
Marshal Josef Pilsudski
and his friends, the French troops, led by
General Maxime Weygand.
The Red Army is
defeated and the outcome of this battle is also
called the Miracle of the Vistula. The Vistula
River is the largest river in Poland.
August 24, 1920
The Lithuanians recapture Vilna after the Red
Army had to withdraw their troops.
and the Red Army sign a treaty of alliance,
which will prove deadly to the White Army.
October 9, 1920
Polish troops take Vilna.
October 12, 1920
Treaty of Riga. Armistice between Russia and
October 14, 1920
Treaty of Tartu (another one). Russia recognizes
Finland's independence. Karelia is still
November 7 - 15, 1920
Battle of Perekop.
The Red Army is led by
Mikhail Frunze, the White Army is led
The Red Army defeats the White Army,
this time for good. The White
Army evacuates via the Crimea direction
The Civil War is won by the