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Polrewkom 1920 (in center left to right: Feliks Dzierzynski, Julian Marchlewski, Feliks Kon)
Proclamation of Polrewkom, 30 of July 1920

Provisional Polish Revolutionary Committee (Polish: Polrewkom; Russian: –ü–ĺ–Ľ—Ć—Ä–Ķ–≤–ļ–ĺ–ľ) (July-August 1920) was a revolutionary committee created under the patronage of Soviet Russia with the goal to establish a Polish Soviet Socialist Republic.

Polrevkom was be created on July 23, 1920, in Moscow by the "Polish Bureau" of Bolsheviks, with chairman Julian Marchlewski. The decision was made during the initial successes of the Red Army during the Polish-Soviet War with the goal of providing administration of the Polish territories. The Committee was declared "provisional", because it was assumed that after a Soviet victory the power would be transferred to the Polish Communist Workers' Party.

The Polrevkom was assembled on July, 24 in Smolensk, with its headquarters in an armored train, which quickly proceeded to Minsk (July 25), Wilno (July 27), and arrived to Bialystok on July 30, 1920. It set up permanent headquarters in the Branicki Palace and issued public proclamations. For their efforts they received from Moscow over 2 billion rubles.[1] It is seen, like many other Bolshevik revolutionary committees, as a Bolshevik puppet government.[2]

The committee consisted of the following members:

The Polrevkom activity was related to the North-Western front of the Red Army. The South-Western front of the Red Army supported a similar Galician Revolutionary Committee (Galrevkom), seated in Tarnopol in Eastern Galicia.

The TKRP had very little support from the ethnic Polish population and recruited its supporters mostly from the ranks of Jews; 1918 BiaŇāystok were it was set up had about 75% Jewish majority.[3]

On 22 August 1920 the Polrevkom moved out of Bialystok to Minsk with the defeat of the Red Army, and was dissolved soon afterwards.


  1. ^ Zbi√≥r afisz√≥w i druk√≥w ulotnych 1944-1950, nr z 376, sygn. 262 "Wystawa - 50 lat Archiwum w BiaŇāymstoku",(Polish) retrieved on: August 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Evan Mawdsley, The Russian Civil War, Pegasus Books, 2007 ISBN 1933648155, Google Print, p.255
  3. ^ Ronald Grigor Suny, The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508105-6, Google Print, p.106


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