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A Register of the Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov Papers
2008C66  
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Description
These papers contain the correspondence, and writings of Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov, participant in the Don Cossack uprising of 1918, and ataman of the Don Cossacks in emigration since 1947.
Background
Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov was born into a Don Cossack family in Novocherkassk on August 10, 1886. His officer father sent Ivan to Donskoi kadetskii korpus, after which he went on to the Nikolaevskoe inzhenernoe uchilishche, graduating in 1914. Poliakov served in the Ninth Army as captain, joining General Petr N. Krasnov’s Don Cossack Army in 1917 and being elevated to the rank of major general in 1918. Poliakov immigrated to Serbia in 1919. He returned to active military life during General Krasnov’s involvement in organizing Cossack divisions within the German Army from 1942 to 1945; unlike Krasnov, however, Poliakov joined Vlasov’s Russkaia osvoboditel’naia armiia.
Extent
39 microfilm reels (5.85 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
Availability
The collection is open for research