SOME FRESH NEWS ABOUT THE 26 COMMISSARS: REGINALD TEAGUE-JONES AND THE TRANSCASPIAN EPISODE

@article{Minassian2014SOMEFN,
  title={SOME FRESH NEWS ABOUT THE 26 COMMISSARS: REGINALD TEAGUE-JONES AND THE TRANSCASPIAN EPISODE},
  author={Taline Ter Minassian},
  journal={Asian Affairs},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={65 - 78}
}
One of the great founding legends of Soviet Union is that of the murder in September 1918 of 26 Soviet Commissars in Transcaspia, allegedly by a British officer, Reginald Teague-Jones. The episode which became the legend took place at the end of the First World War, at the very end of the eastern front, where the Russian withdrawal from the war left a vacuum and a situation which was confused, to say the least. Independent Soviets were springing up and one of these was the short-lived Baku… Expand