WERE THE CZECHOSLOVAK LEGIONNAIRES "THE WHITE CZECHS"?

Abstract: 

Russian historiography of the Civil War in Russia continues to use the concepts of the 1920-ies with a strong ideological charge. The article is devoted to the origin and evolution of the concept «the White Czechs» in Russian historiography. Basing on the analysis of the sources and historiography the author comes to the conclusion that the use of the term in relation to the Czechoslovak legion in Russia is unjustifiable. In the article a more neutral formulation, «the Czechoslovak Legion», is proposed. 

Key words: 

Czechoslovak Legion in Russia, the Civil War in Russia, «the White Czechs», Czechoslovak legionnaires, historiography.

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