Correspondence, reports, memoranda, and notes, relating to relations between France and
the Russian Provisional Government, the Russian Revolution, counter-revolutionary
movements, the Paris Peace Conference, and Russian emigres after the revolution. Entire
collection also on microfilm (38 reels).
The files of the Russian Embassy in Paris at the Hoover Institution cover the period of
the ambassadorship of Basil Maklakoff. Maklakoff was appointed ambassador of the Russian
Provisional Government to France by Alexander Kerensky in March 1917, and remained as the
Russian ambassador until France recognized the U.S.S.R. in 1926. The bulk of the records
is dated from 1918 until 1922 and document the operations of White Russian forces in
their five-year struggle against the Bolsheviks. Activities of the Russian Embassy in
Paris included participation in the Paris Peace Conference, 1919, and the organization of
network of social welfare offices for the Russian immigrants, military and civilian, who
fled Russia during the Russian Civil War.
37 manuscript boxes (15.5 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.