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Vserossiiskii zemskii soiuz (All-Russian Zemstvo Union)
Biulleten' vremennogo glavnogo komiteta [Bulletin of the interim committee ], nos. 1-2 (all published). June-July 1921
Constantinople (Istanbul), 1921. Quartos (32 × 20 cm). Original sewn pamphlets with cloth spine strip; mimeographed or hectographed wrappers; mimeographed text to rectos; 56 and 152 leaves. Numerous charts, diagrams (affixed to leaves), and additional printed ephemera bound with the text. Worn; front wrapper and first page of one issue detached; light soil and staining to the second issue; still good or better. Rare two-volume report on the activities of the All-Russian Zemstvo Union, an organization originally founded in 1914 to care for the sick and wounded of World War I. While it ceased operation following the Tsar's abdication in 1917, an interim committee was established in Krasnodar and Feodosia, Crimea, while the White Army held their position there. After the evacuation of the White forces and their families to Constantinople and nearby regions, it was re-established there in 1919 under A. S. Khripunov and sought to provide aid to Russian refugees in today's Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Egypt, and beyond. It appears to have been dissolved in 1924, after which many of its leaders joined the Zemstvos and Towns Relief Committee (Zemgor), another humanitarian organization aiding Russian refugees during and after the Russian Civil War (1918-1922), and based primarily in Paris. Functioning as a kind of de facto "ministry of human affairs" in emigration, the Zemgor set up shelters, canteens, schools, orphanages, legal aid, and employment offices for the refugees. The present bulletins lament the lack of funds and the demoralizing news coming from Russ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bernett Penka Rare Books [United States]
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