Kornilov's march-off

Kornilov's march-off

The most important event of the Great Russian Revolution was an attempt to establish a military dictatorship in the country, undertaken in August (September) 1917 by the general from the infantry Lavr Georgievich Kornilov, and which went down in history as Kornilov's march-off.

Presented are the memories of contemporaries, in which, besides L. G. Kornilov’s actions, an assessment also given to the political situation in Russia of that period in general; cut-downs from numerous periodicals of different political orientation (The Provisional Government Herald, Rech, Russkaya Volya, Social Democrat, etc.); the studies dedicated to certain regions of the country and the events that occurred in them during the march-off; a large array of archival materials, in particular, telegrams and proclamations of L. G. Kornilov’s authorship, the documents of the Petrograd Soviet reflecting the organization of the resistance to the actions of the general by revolutionary democracy, the documents of the Chancery of the Provisional Government, letters, telegrams, minutes, resolutions and appeals of private individuals and public organizations from all over Russia about the political moment, as well as investigative cases of L. G. Kornilov’s and his supporters’ trial.

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