MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Organisations


White Army

Counter-revolutionary forces that invaded Russia following the October Revolution, creating the Civil War of 1918-20. The White Armies were made up of soldiers from the French, British, Japanese, and US armies and their Russian conscripts. The Russian section of the White Army was led by former czarist officers, and members of the Cadet party, right-wing Mensheviks, and right-wing Socialist revolutionaries.