The South Russian Government (Russian: Южнорусское Правительство) 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.
South Russian Government
|Head of government|
|Historical era||Russian Civil War|
• Bolshevik invasion of
Crimea / Fall of Second
Crimean Regional Government
White Movement Volunteer army offensive
• South Russian Government established
• South Russian Government dissolved
|March 30 1920|
• Government of South Russia established
|Today part of||Ukraine|
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. 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.
- ^ a b c (in Russian) "Южнорусское правительство" Хронос: Историческая Энциклопедия. ("South Russian Government". Chronos: Historical Encyclopedia.) Retrieved 20 April 2011.