South Russian Government

The South Russian Government (Russian: Южнорусское Правительство[1]) was a Russian White movement government established by Armed Forces of South Russia commander Anton Denikin in Novorossiysk, Kuban, in March 1920 during the Russian Civil War.[1]

South Russian Government
Южнорусское Правительство
Južnorusskoe Pravitel'stvo
Flag of South Russia
Coat of arms of South Russia
Coat of arms
South Russia March 20.png
Common languagesRussian
GovernmentMilitary government
Head of government 
• 1920
Anton Denikin
Historical eraRussian Civil War

Mar–Apr 1919

June 1919
• South Russian Government established
March 1920
• South Russian Government dissolved
March 30 1920
• Government of South Russia established
April 1920
Preceded by
Succeeded by
General Command of the Armed Forces of South Russia
Government of South Russia
Today part ofUkraine
Russian Federation

On 27 March 1920, Denikin was forced to evacuate Novorossiysk for Crimea, which the Whites had controlled since June 1919. However, the slipshod retreat discredited Denikin and he stepped down, succeeded by General Pyotr Wrangel, who was elected new Commander-in-Chief of the White Army by military council. The South Russian Government was dissolved on 30 March in Feodosiya.[1] Wrangel set up a new Government of South Russia in Sevastopol in April.

This attempted establishment of civil government by the White authorities was a recognition that previous neglect of civil administration by the General Command of the Armed Forces of South Russia had cost the Whites civilian support.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c (in Russian) "Южнорусское правительство" Хронос: Историческая Энциклопедия. ("South Russian Government". Chronos: Historical Encyclopedia.) Retrieved 20 April 2011.