"Today we have no Czarist Russia - All we have is Soviet Russia": The views of Galician-Russian socialist K.M. Valnitskiy on revolution, Civil War and armed intervention

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Abstract

The paper tells about a prominent Galician public fgure K.M. Valnitskiy (1889-1937 (?)), a leaders of Russian (Russophile) movement in Austro-Hungary and Poland. Valnitskiy was an advocate of the Russian national democratism and a leader of the Galician-Russian socialist coterie. Today his name is practically forgotten; however, he played a great role in history as an activist of both Russian and Ukrainian movements, a deputy of Polish Sejm and a prisoner of the Czarist jail, the infamous Austrian concentration camp Thalerhof as well as Polish and Soviet camps. For the frst time ever in national and foreign historiography the article analyses Valnitskiy's biography and views. The authors place special emphasis on his opinions of the Russian revolution of 1917, Civil War, armed intervention and Soviet-Polish war. Through the lens of documentation in Russian and Ukrainian archives, K.M. Valnitskiy's abundant journalistic heritage (articles in Lviv newspapers "Prikarpatskaya Rus'", "Rus'", "Zhizn'", "Volya naroda") as well as other Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish sources, the authors offer insights into the contemporary historical studies concerning the specificity of the Galician-Russian movement of the early 20th century.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-121
Number of pages21
JournalRusin
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Scopus subject areas

  • History

Keywords

  • Galicia
  • Galician-Russian movement
  • Intervention
  • K.M. Valnitskiy
  • Revolution of 1917
  • Rusins
  • Russian Civil War
  • Soviet-Polish war

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