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Encyclopedia > White Russian

The term White Russian may refer to:

  • Members of the White movement whose military arm is known as the White Army or White Guard comprised some of the Russian forces, both political and military, which opposed the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution and fought against the Red Army during the Russian Civil War from 1918 to 1921
  • A White emigre from the Russian Civil War
  • A person from Belarus, which translates as "White Russia" (bela meaning white and rus from the same root as Russia). This usage is archaic English. Their language, commonly known in English as Belarusian
  • Old Believers, a religious group sometimes called White Russians.

White Army redirects here. ... The Russian Civil War (1917-1922) began immediately after the collapse of the Russian provisional government and the Bolshevik takeover of Petrograd, rapidly intensifying after the dissolution of the Russian Constituent Assembly and signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. ... Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery near Paris, the foremost necropolis of White Russians. ... The banner of White Ruthenia White Russia is a name that was historically applied to different regions in Eastern Europe, most often to the region that roughly corresponds to the present-day Belarus. ... In the context of Russian Orthodox church history, the Old Believers (Russian: ) separated after 1666 - 1667 from the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church as a protest against church reforms introduced by Patriarch Nikon. ...


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  • White Russian (cocktail), an alcoholic beverage
  • White Russian (strain), a strain of Cannabis sativa
  • The codename for OpenWrt version 0.9
  • The White Russian, (aka Pfetchal Rominovich Tarasov) a contract killer suspected of working in northeast Russia and the eastern coast of the US.

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White movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (507 words)
Second, the word "white" had monarchist associations: historically each Russian Tsar was solemnly called the white tsar, and the monarchist ideal during the civil war was known as the white idea.
After the end of the Russian civil war, Wrangel's concepts were further developed into a concrete ideology by Russian thinkers such as Ivan Ilyin, based largely on the ideas of the Slavophiles.
Monarchist tendencies were strongest amidst the veterans of the White movement, republicanism was rarer (the latter reemerged during the Russian Liberation Movement).
White Russian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (144 words)
A member of the White movement, which opposed the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution and fought against the Red Army during the Russian Civil War.
A Belarusian, a member of the ethnic group which inhabits Belarus, which is sometimes called "White Russia".
White Russian, a cross strain of Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa.
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