V.L. Zemlyanskiy. National Democratic Faction of the Priamursky National assembly // Petersburg historical journal, no. 1, 2023, pp. 72–82
The article studies the formation of a group of National Democrats in Primorye and the activities of its group in the parliament of the Priamursky state formation. One of the features of the civil war in the Russian Far East was the presence of many governments that claimed supreme power in the region. One of these governments, the Provisional Priamursky Government, convened the highest representative (legislative) authority — the Priamursky National assembly. A group of National Democrats in Primorye arose at the end of 1920 and in May 1921 seized power in Southern Primorye. Having won the elections to the People’s Assembly in Vladivostok, the National Democrats became the most numerous factions. At the meetings of the parliament, they invariably supported all the initiatives of the supreme power, blocking the requests of the opposition. In the winter of 1921, the government’s unwillingness to reckon with the leaders of the National Democratic faction led to a break in joint work. The National Democrats took the lead in the struggle against the government of S.D. Merkulov, but were defeated, which led to the termination of the activities of the National assembly.
National Democrats, Priamursky National assembly, Priamursky state formation, Provisional Priamursky Government, parliamentarism, S.D.Merkulov.
Zemlyanskiy, Vadim Leonidovich — senior researcher of the Federal state institution “Information, historical and scientific center — The Historical military library of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”, PhD student at St. Petersburg Institute of History of RAS.