Siberia. Omsk, Krasnoiarsk, Irkutsk
Cossacks, Russian Civil War, British/ American Expeditionary Forces.
This region is associated with many historical events in the history of Russia and the Cossacks.
For historians of the 20th century Siberia are primarily related to the civil war and foreign intervention in Russia. Under the leadership of Admiral Kolchak, the Bolsheviks after the murder of the Tsar and his entire family Admiral Kolchak was the Supreme Ruler of Russia, and Russia became the provisional capital city of Omsk.
Still on the First World War, but the front of the armed struggle has moved to Siberia and the Volga region. Czechoslovak Corps, together with the Russian troops and allied forces fighting the Bolsheviks in Siberia, which, after the Peace of Brest became allies of Germany. Front counter was from the Volga to the Pacific Ocean. This war involved Britain, the U.S., Poland, Serbia, Japan, China and other countries. Across the Trans-Siberian Railway were also captured by the Austrians, Hungarians and Germans got freedom from the Bolsheviks.
In all the cities of Siberia have historical museums. Beautiful nature, but very large distances make travel in this region is very exotic.
Some travelers, lovers of exotic traveling across Siberia by train, which takes 7 days way from Vladivostok to Moscow by fast train. Some use the aircraft and selectively attend city, including popular Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Tomsk old. Popular and other cities, depending on the interests of the traveling.
This writer personally was doing a few times throughout the Trans-Siberian Railway by train and visited almost all the cities of this Siberian way.
Russian fortress, Russian Civil War, American Expeditionary Forces.
Vladivostok. The Far East.
Vladivostok – the famous fortified, the fortress founded to strengthen the power of Russia in the Far East. Boxer Rebellion in China, the Russian-Japanese war, the history of the Cossacks – all linked to the history of Vladivostok.
Vladivostok was and still is a major naval base. In World War I there were stores of weapons, equipment and ammunition, which supplied the allies of Russia. It is to protect stores from the Germans and the Bolsheviks in 1918, the international troops landed here. From 1918 to 1922 there was fighting between the Bolsheviks and the Russian “White” army of Admiral Kolchak and allies.
Already here in the far east of the Allies of World War II – the United States and Japan began to arise contradictions due to the aggressive policies of the Japanese military. U.S. claimed the expansion of its territory, in contrast to Japan, which tend to occupy territory on land, in the Russian Far East and China willows. As a result of the Russian Civil War and the events in China, Japan occupied Korea and occupied part of the territory of the other.
During World War II, Japan did not attack the Soviet Union, so the Vladivostok fortress preserved in its original form to this day.
For a long time, as Vladivostok naval base was closed to foreigners. Vladivostok is now an open city and the largest cultural center of Russia in the Far East.