|Chairman of the SRB Presidium in 1919||General Ivan Vassiliev (1917-1924)|
|Secretary-General in 1919||General Vladim Karmor (1917-1924)|
The SRB was founded in December 1917, following the Soviet invasion of the pro-German Kingdom of Bulgaria. The government is led by the Russian general who led the assault in 1917, General Ivan Vassiliev.
The SRB army on the outbreak of war in December 1918 was composed of only 1 Army, divided into 15 Corps.
1st Bulgarian Army
6 Peasant's Corps-SOFIA
10 Naval Defense Corps-VARNA
12 Corps of Occupation-THESSALONIKI
13 Corps of Occupation-KAVALA
14 Corps of Occupation-KAVALA
15 Corps of Occupation-THESSALONIKI
The Naval Corps, also the 10th Corps, is based in Varna and operates two river boats. Naval defense is assured by the Red Army Navy. The Army (6th-9th Corps) operates two Fokker DVII, captured by the Soviets from the ex-Kingdom of Bulgaria following the 1917 invasion.