Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War

Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully refrained from pillaging the countryside and educated the peop

  • Title: Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil War
  • Author: Sergei Starikov
  • ISBN: 9780394406817
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about the objectives of the Bolshevik regime His eloquent advocacy of the ideas and aspirations of farmers and workers in the civil war period after World War I helped toHe was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about the objectives of the Bolshevik regime His eloquent advocacy of the ideas and aspirations of farmers and workers in the civil war period after World War I helped to weaken the cause of the White armies Yet Philip Mironov has been systematically defamed in official Soviet history, and today his name is remembered by very few This Cossack leader was distrusted and even despised by the radical Communists, removed from his army command, and tried for treason Leon Trotsky declared him a traitor and careerist who wanted to climb upward on the backs of the toiling masses After being pardoned and rehabilitated at least partly through Lenin s personal intervention , Mironov continued in his independent ways until he was again arrested by the Cheka Secret Police While exercising in a prison courtyard in Moscow on April 2, 1921, he was mysteriously shot in the back and killed Drawing upon archives, reminiscences, and Mironov s own brief, fragmentary, unpublished memoir, Sergi Starikov and the celebrated Soviet scholar Roy Medvedev have written a compelling book that helps explain the complex social processes of revolutionary Russia.

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    1. Mironov was a Don Cossack and that made him a person that the Communist Bolsheviks of Russia could not trust. Even as he fought for the Reds aganist the White Russians in the civil war of 1918 to 1921 he was belittled and plotted against. The favorite charge against him was that he was an "adventurist". In reality he was a patriot and had the best interests of the Russian people and especially the Cossacks of his region in his heart and mind. This excellent and easily read work by knowledgeable [...]

    2. The author is mostly Roy Medveedev. An excellent book, required reading for anyone interested in the Civil War, and a real good look at what went wrong in the Don country for the Bolsheviks. An excellent accompaniment to Sholokov's Don series, and a good corrective for some of Budenny's self-serving stuff in his memoirs. Budenny's book isn't bad in many places, but he is fiercely competitive with other Red commanders, including Mironov, who he personally arrested at one point. What happened to M [...]

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