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The White Army (Russian: Бѣлая армія[lower-alpha 2]/Белая армия, romanized: Belaya armiya) or White Guard (Бѣлая гвардія/Белая гвардия, Belaya gvardiya), also referred to as the Whites or White Guardsmen (Бѣлогвардейцы/Белогвардейцы, Belogvardeytsi), was a common collective name for the armed formations of the White movement and anti-Bolshevik governments during the Russian Civil War. They fought against the Red Army of Soviet Russia.
|Бѣлая армія[lower-alpha 1]|
|Country||Russian State, South Russia|
~1,023,000 (May 1919)
In combat units:
~4,000 (December 1917)
~683,000 (June 1919)
~300,000 (December 1919)
~100,000 (Summer 1920)
~8,000 (September 1922)
|Garrison/HQ|| Former Russian Empire|
Outer Mongolia (1920–21)
|Lavr Kornilov, Alexander Kolchak, Anton Denikin, Pyotr Wrangel, Nikolai Yudenich, Mikhail Drozdovsky, Mikhail Diterikhs, Anatoly Pepelyayev, Vladimir Kantakuzen|
When it was created, the structure of the Russian Army of the Provisional Government period was used, while almost every individual formation had its own characteristics. The military art of the White Army was based on the experience of the First World War, which, however, left a strong imprint on the specifics of the Civil War.