MAY 1918

This month, the exhibits focus first on independence and conflict on the north- and south-western edges of the old Russian Empire’s territory, starting with a book about Transcaucasian geopolitics and then looking at the end of the Finnish Civil War. The Czechoslovak Legion and their journey across Russia to reach the Pacific is the subject of the next two exhibits, segueing into material about the Russian Civil War in Siberia.  The final two exhibits focus on two major figures in the White movement: Aleksandr Kolchak, who led the Siberian White forces, and the Don Cossack Ataman, Petr Krasnov, elected to that post in May 1918.