Germany. Auswartiges Amt. [AKTENZEICHEN] RUSSLAND 61: ALLGEMEINE ANGELEGENHEITEN RUSSLANDS.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1953
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 139; v. National Archives record group 242
Selected reels from the microfilmed records of the German Foreign Ministry Archives (1867-1920) relate to Russia and Rumania. Telegrams, letters, and reports describe Russian domestic and military affairs from March 20, to October 28, 1918. In the spring of 1918, Russia withdrew from World War I and began peace talks with Germany. On March 3, Russia and Germany signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The Bolsheviks had gained control of the government, but during the summer, civil war continued between the Communists and the anti-Communists. Nicholas II and his family as well as Count von Mirbach, the German ambassador, were assassinated. The papers provide a German perspective on the events during that period. The National Archives title of this collection is Records of the German Foreign Office Received by the Department of State from the University of California (Project 1) and are part of their collection of Foreign Records Seized 1941-.