Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia.

Reference code: CHAR 16/26

Part of: CHAR 16
Next record: CHAR 16/27
Previous record: CHAR 16/25

Date: 07 Oct 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

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Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (26); Lord Kilmarnock [later 21st Lord Erroll, 1st Secretary, Copenhagen, Denmark]; David Lloyd George; Major-General Boris Heroys (2); Lieutenant-General Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky; Major-General Percy Radcliffe [Director of Military Operations]; Major Newson [United States Army]; Colonel Henry Needham; Major Eric Skaife; ?General Bicherakhov; Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Haking; John Wardrop [Chief British Commissioner, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan]; Major-General William Thwaites [Director of Military Intelligence]; Brigadier-General Edward Spears [Head of the British Military Mission to Paris, France]; Nikolai Tchaikovsky and Boris Savinkov.

Also includes copy minutes, telegrams and notes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to General Anton Denikin, Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington], and Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; notes of interviews with prominent Russian figures; and a summaries of intercepted messages relating to the situation in Russia and relations between Russia and Great Britain.

Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning south Russia, including General Briggs' visit, Jewish persecution, the British Military Mission, and food organisation; supplies for General Nikolai Youdenitch; British volunteers; United States supplies to "white" Russians; stores left in north Russia; Finnish and German intervention; support for Admiral Alexander Kolchak; the situation in Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg] and the Caucasus; conditions under the Bolsheviks.

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