Serbian Volunteers in Russia in 1916-1917 Cover Image
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Српски добровољци у Русији 1916–1917. године
Serbian Volunteers in Russia in 1916-1917

Author(s): Yaroslav Vishnyakov
Subject(s): Civil Society, Military history, International relations/trade, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: World War I; Dobrudža; Serbia; the Serbian Volunteer Corps; M. Živković; A. M. Zayonchkovsky;
Summary/Abstract: On the basis of little-known documents of the Russian State Military–Historical Archive, the author reveals the nuances of establishing the Serbian Volunteer Corps in 1916, and discloses the circumstances of the ethnic conflict within this corps. The article shows that “the ticking Serbo-Croatian bomb” exploded for the first time in 1916, though it seemed crucial to consolidate the efforts of two nations in armed struggle against the common enemy for the purpose of creating a “common” state. The article emphasizes that the relations between the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes within the volunteer corps, as an example of the microcosm, perfectly illustrate the predetermination of the future dramatic destiny of the Yugoslavian state and its army, doomed to collapse from the very outset, even before its official registration.

  • Page Range: 185-216
  • Page Count: 32
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Serbian