Category:Stamps of the Denikin Government

Flag of the General Command of the Armed Forces of South Russia

Anton Ivanovich Denikin (Анто́н Ива́нович Дени́кин); December 16 [O.S. December 4] 1872 – August 8, 1947) was Lieutenant General of the Imperial Russian Army (1916) and one of the foremost generals of the White movement in the Russian Civil War.

The South Russian Government (Южнорусского Правительства) was a Russian White movement government established by Armed Forces of Denikin in Novorossiysk, Kuban, in March 1920 during the Russian Civil War. It issued stamps.

On 27 March 1920, Denikin was forced to evacuate Novorossiysk for Crimea, which the Whites had controlled since June 1919. However, the slipshod retreat discredited Denikin and he stepped down, succeeded by General Pyotr Wrangel, who was elected new Commander-in-Chief of the White Army by military council. The South Russian Government was dissolved on 30 March in Feodosiya. Wrangel set up a new Government of South Russia in Sevastopol in April 1920.

  • Dates: 1919, June – 1920, March 27
  • Capital: Novorossiysk (Новороссийск)
  • Currency: 100 kopecks = 1 Russian ruble
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