Mironova, Elena Mihaylovna. Representation of the Council of ambassadors of the Russian diaspora in Bulgaria (1919–1940)

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For citation: Mironova, Elena Mihaylovna. Representation of the Council of ambassadors of the Russian diaspora in Bulgaria (1919–1940), in Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana. 2023. № 1. Pp. 119-138. DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu19.2023.110

Title of the article Representation of the Council of ambassadors of the Russian diaspora in Bulgaria (1919–1940)

Mironova, Elena Mihaylovna — PhD in History, Senior Researcher, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0003-4316-5545, Scopus ID 57195671075, Author ID 612588, SPIN-код 4081-6181; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the section  Miscellanea / Miscellanea
Year 2023 Issue 1 Pages 119-138
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK UDK 94; BBK 63.3 (4Бол)6 Index DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu19.2023.110
Abstract The article is based on materials previously not used in the scientific circulation and highlights the dramatic history of the creation, activities, and closure of the Russian non-bolshevik representation in Bulgaria. The Russian Foreign Diplomatic Corps was the only remnant of the old state apparatus that survived the October Revolution in Russia (1917). The embassy in Sofia became a part of it at the end of 1919, after Bulgaria’s withdrawal from World War I. The article clarifies the circumstances and personal composition of the Representation. The embassy played an important role in the formation of the Russian refugee colony and was closed at the very beginning of 1923. The article identifies the causes of the crisis in relations between the Bulgarian authorities and the embassy, its development, assesses its collapse and shows the hard work that was aimed at preserving the informal non-bolshevik representation. The new representative of the Council of Russian Ambassadors in Bulgaria was B. S. Serafimov. Over two decades he defended the interests of the
Russian colony there.
Keywords Council of Russian Ambassadors, non-bolshevik representation, M. N. Guirs, B. S. Serafimov, A. M. Petriaev
Full text version of the article Article language  Russian

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Tags: diplomatic relations, Russian emigration, MISCELLANEA / MISCELLANEA, Bulgariа, Russian-Bulgarian Relations, 20th century, MIRONOVA E. M.

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