The Russian Democratic Republic (Российская демократическая республика), also called the Russian Republic (Российская республика, not to be confused with the 1917 Russian Republic), was the government of Russia established after the Russian Civil War ended in 1921. Formed from the Provisional All-Russian Government (Временное Всероссийское правительство), the governing body of the White movement, the Republic became the country's government until 1990, and had seen a multitude of wars. The state existed until 1990, when a constitutional reorganization reformed the Democratic Republic into the Russian Federation.
Interwar years (1922—1939)
World War II (1939—1944)
Cold War (1948—1990)
Government and politics
In January 1918, the 300 most prominent Russians in the country and their advisors (at least out of those who affiliated with the White movement) convened in the city of Tsaritsyn. They wrote up the Tsaritsyn Manifesto as a plan of their path to a free state, free from Bolshevik influence. In that document, among the organizational plans it set, was an outline for a "National Army of Russia", which would be the armed force of the newly formed Provisional All—Russian Government. Cossack General Anton Denikin agreed to hold overall command of the army, alongside Admiral Alexander Kolchak. However, Kolchak's role in the army was not as big as Denikin's, as though Kolchak led the White troops on the Eastern Front, he was also the deputy chairman of the new government. So Denikin was essentially the commander-in-chief.
The Republic controlled much of the Russian Empire's former territory, understandably, and was the largest of the nations that emerged from the collapse of the Empire. The country was divided into federal districts, which there were seven of. Each one was further divided into , oblasts, or krais. There were also three special status cities, Moscow, Tsaritsyn and Petrograd. Each district was controlled by a regional Duma, while each smaller subdivision (oblast or krai) was led by a governor. The regions of the country were very diverse, spanning from the coast of the Pacific to the borders of Europe.