Milankovic

Throughout 1918, Serbian diplomat Jovan Milanković travelled back and forth across Siberia to find fellow Serbs in Russia and negotiate their travel home.  Serbia had formally recognised the White government in Siberia, and Milanković was the last Serbian diplomat in the country.  His memoir, whose title translates as Memories of Siberia, 1918-1919, and the journey home via the ocean in 1920, provides an interesting insight into the theatre of the Russian Civil War in Siberia and the Russian Far East.  No English translation has appeared yet, but the memoir has been recently reprinted in Serbia.

The book is divided into two parts, the longer first half dedicated to Milanković’s Siberian exploits, and the second dedicated to the also eventful journey home.  This striking cover image is signed by an Lj. Stojanović.  The book also contains two line drawings by Viktor Schramm, a Romanian artist more commonly known for his painted portraits.

Uspomene iz Sibira 1918-1919, i put okeanom u domovinu 1920 / J.D. Milanković (1926)  586:9.c.90.86