5th Jan The day the Constituent Assembly is to open Petrograd is under marshal law. A demonstration in favor of the Constituent Assembly is fired - ten dead. The Assembly succeeds in passing the SR land law before it is dissolved by troops in the early hours of the following morning.
1918 Feb 1/14 Russian calendar moves forward 14 days.
25th Dec Bolsheviks capture the Don Cossack capital of Novocherkassk. Lenin declairs the Civil War over.
18th Feb A week after Trotsky's refusal to sign an annexationist peace, the German Army launches an offensive. Russian troops offer only token resistance.
3rd Mar A Bolsheviks delegation signs the dictated peace of Brest-Litovsk.
10th Apr Volunteer Army, along with allied Kuban Cossacks, launch and attack on Ekaterinodar. This proves to be complete debacle in which Kornilov is killed.
1918 May 9th Bolshevik troops open fire on workers protesting at food shortages in the town of Kolpino
1918 Late Jan A government of Siberia chosen by the Siberian regional Duma. Dotsenko: p20
1918 6th Feb Bosheviks supress the Siberian regional Duma. Those arrested include Shatilov, a member of the newly chosen Siberian government.
1918 July The left SRs assassinate the German ambassador and are in turn crushed by the Bolsheviks.
4th July Fifth Soviet Congress opens with a large Left-SR delegation. The suspicion is that size the Bolshevik majority is the result of the packing of the Congress with Bolshevik supporters
6th July The German Ambasador is assasinated by Left SRs. This leads to fighting in Moscow in which the Left SRs are defeated
July-Aug Some 200 uprisings against Bolshevik food brigades.
7th Aug Kazan falls to KOMUCH forces under Kappel and the 1st Czech Regiment.
10th Sept With troops taken from those facing the Germans the Bolsheviks take Kazan.
7th Oct Samara falls to the Bolsheviks.
25th May Trotsky issues an order by telegram to Soviets from Perm to Omsk to disarm the Czech Legion.
26th May The West Siberian Commisariat gives orders to its activists to underake an uprising against the Bolsheviks.
28th May The Tomsk Soviet abandons the city and sails off by river heading for Tiumen.
7th June Omsk is abandoned by the Bolsheviks who depart by steamship.
11th Aug The Siberian Government sets up the right wing dominated Administrative Council which allows the more left wing members of the Government to be marginalized.
7th Sept The Siberian Government decrees that Administrive Council should act as a government until the Siberian government itself had a quorum.
10th Sept Vologodsky asks Krutovsky to come back from the far East to take up his position. Krutovsky persuades two other members of the government, Novoselov and Shatilov, to return with him from the far East to Omsk. This will give the government a quorum and thus end the powers acquired by the Administrive Committee.
21st Sept Krutovsky, Novoselov and Shatilov, ministers of the Siberian Government, are arrested on arrival in by a supporter of Mikhailov, the finance Minister, when they arrive in Omsk. They are told to resign their posts. Krutovsky and Shatilov agree. Novoselov, refuses. He turns up later that day, hacked to death.
1918 22nd Sept Siberian Oblast Duma dismisses Mikhailov and is itself dispersed by Mikhailov
24th Sept The Directory is set up,
1919 25 Feb The Cheka closes down Vsegda Vpered. This marks a return to despotic rule by Bolsheviks.
13th June Denikin's forces swelled by large numbers of Cossacks break through the Bolsheviks and capture Kharkov.
13th June Wrangel's Caucasian army along with British tanks captures Tsaritsyn (future Stalingrad).
3rd Jul Denikin issues a directive outlining a three pronged attack on Moscow: Wrangel from Tsaritsyn via Saratov, Sidorin via Voronezh and Mai-Maevsky leading the volunteer army via Orel. Wrangel denounces it as suicidal overeach.
20th Sep Mai-Maevsky captures Kursk.
1-5th Oct Pogrom of White Cossacks against the Jews of Kiev.
10th Oct Yudenich, with forces till then holed up in Estonia mount an attack directed against Petrograd.
14th Oct Mai-Maevsky captures Orel.
20th Oct Yudenich's reach the Pulovo Heights just outside Petrograd.
21st Oct Start of the Bolshevik counter offensive against Yudenich with newly arrived troops from the south.
24th Oct White Cossacks abandon Voronezh with Red cavalry hot on their heels.
1920 27th Mar 50,000 Whites evacuated from Novorossiisk to the Crimea - large numbers are left behind.
25 Apr Poland invades Russia.
6th May Polish troops enter Kiev.
24th Dec Bolshevik defese of Perm colapses with many of the defenders surendering to Kolchak's Whites.
March Major advances of Kolchak's forces.
28th Apr Bolshevik counter offensive under Frunze is launched against Kolchak.
26th July Kolchak's forces abandon Chelyabinsk.
15th-20th Oct In battles over the Tobol and Ishim the Siberian Army for the last time offers serious resistance to the Bolsheviks.
10th Nov Kolchak's forces abandon Omsk.
23rd Dec SR-Menshevik "Political Committee" launch insurrection against Kolchak's commander, Sychev, in Irkutsk.
15th Jan Kolchak handed over to the Political Committee in Irkutsk.
20th Jan SR-Menshevik in Irkutsk hands over power to the Bolshevik RevKom.
7th Feb Kolchak executed.
14th The evacuation of Wrangel's forces from the Crimea completed.
1921 Feb Peasant unrest sweeps Russia. The Cheka lists 118 uprisings during the month. Key reason - the defeat of Whites means the Bolsheviks no longer have a greater evil to keep the populace in line.
1921 Feb Forced Grain requesitioning ended a concession to the peasantry that leads to the New Economic Policy
22nd Feb Many Petrograd factories hold protest meetings with calls for free Elections to the Soviets and for the Constituent Assembly to be convened.
28th Feb The crew of the Petropavlovsk mutinies demanding free elections to the Soviets and free speech for all left-wing parties.
3rd Mar Five man Revolutionary committee elected in Kronstadt.
7th Mar Bolshevik assault on Kronstadt begins.
17th Mar Kronstadt falls. Many of the rebels will executed later without trial.
1921 6th May Tuhkachevsky takes command of Bolshevik forsces numbering 50,000 against the Tambov rebellion
1921 3rd June Tuhkachevsky has succesfully broken up the forces of the Tambov rebellion
1922 24th A. S. Antonov leader of the rebellion is cornered with his brother and shot.