Bukhara Operation of 1920

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Bukhara Operation of 1920

 

military operations of Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 1920, during the Civil War by units of the Red Army (about 9, 000 men, 230 machine guns, 40 guns, five armored trains, 11 airplanes, and several armored cars), commanded by M. V. Frunze and supported by revolutionary Bukhara detachments (about 5, 000 men), against the troops of the emir of Bukhara. The emir’s army (16, 000 men, 16 machine guns, 23 guns) occupied the area of Staraia Bukhara with its main force and Khatyrchi and Kermine with individual detachments. Detachments of the Bukhara beys (over 27, 000 men) operated in the area of the Takhtakarach, Shakhrisabza, and Karshi passes. On August 23 the toiling masses of Bukhara began an uprising in the Chardzhui Beylic, appealing for aid to the Turkestan Soviet Republic. The Bukhara Operation began with the joint seizure of Staryi Chardzhui on August 29 by Soviet troops and the insurgents. The revolutionary committee established there turned to the toiling masses of Bukhara with an appeal to struggle against the emirate. On Sept. 2, 1920, Staraia Bukhara was taken by storm, and on October 8 the Bukhara People’s Soviet Republic was proclaimed.

REFERENCES

M. V. Frunze na frontakh grazhdanskoi voiny: Sb. dokumentov. Moscow, 1941.
Istoriia grazhdanskoi voiny v SSSR, vol. 5. Moscow, 1961.
Istoriia Uzbekskoi SSR, vol. 2. Tashkent, 1957.
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