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[[File:Komuch small.jpg|thumb|right|405px|Initial members of the Committee.<br/>From left to right: Ivan Brushvit, Prokopiy Klimushkin, Boris Fortunatov, Vladimir Volsky&nbsp;(chairman) and Ivan Nesterov.]]
 
[[File:Komuch small.jpg|thumb|right|405px|Initial members of the Committee.<br/>From left to right: Ivan Brushvit, Prokopiy Klimushkin, Boris Fortunatov, Vladimir Volsky&nbsp;(chairman) and Ivan Nesterov.]]
   
The '''Committee of Members of the Constituent Assembly''' ({{lang-ru|Комитет членов Учредительного собрания (Комуч)}}, ''‍'''Kom'''itet chlenov '''uch'''reditelnogo sobraniya'' or "'''''Komuch'''''") was a democratic [[counterrevolution]]ary government that existed in Samara, Russia during the [[Russian Civil War]]. It was formed on June 8, 1918 after the [[Czech Legion]] had occupied the city.
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The '''Committee of Members of the Constituent Assembly''' ({{lang-ru|Комитет членов Учредительного собрания (Комуч)}}, ''‍'''Kom'''itet chlenov '''uch'''reditelnogo sobraniya'' or "'''''Komuch'''''") was a [[Democracy|democratic]] [[counterrevolution]]ary government that existed in Samara, Russia during the [[Russian Civil War]]. It was formed on June 8, 1918 after the [[Czech Legion]] had occupied the city.
   
 
''Komuch'' proclaimed itself the highest authority in [[Russia]], temporarily acting on behalf of the Russian Constituent Assembly in the territory occupied by the [[Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War|interventionists]] and the [[White Movement]] until the convocation of a new Assmebly. Initially, ''Komuch'' consisted of five [[Party of Socialists-Revolutionaries|Socialist-Revolutionaries]]{{spaced ndash}}Vladimir Volsky (chairman), Ivan Brushvit, Prokopiy Klimushkin, Boris Fortunatov and Ivan Nesterov){{spaced ndash}}former members of the Constituent Assembly that had been dissolved by the Bolsheviks. Two other members, N. Shmelev and V. Abramov, are named in a declaration issued by ''Komuch'' that reinstated freedoms and set forth fundamental principles.<ref>Ronald I. Kowalski, ''The Russian Revolution 1917-1921'', p. 116.</ref> Its executive body was the "Council of Department Heads" led by Yevgeny Rogovsky.
 
''Komuch'' proclaimed itself the highest authority in [[Russia]], temporarily acting on behalf of the Russian Constituent Assembly in the territory occupied by the [[Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War|interventionists]] and the [[White Movement]] until the convocation of a new Assmebly. Initially, ''Komuch'' consisted of five [[Party of Socialists-Revolutionaries|Socialist-Revolutionaries]]{{spaced ndash}}Vladimir Volsky (chairman), Ivan Brushvit, Prokopiy Klimushkin, Boris Fortunatov and Ivan Nesterov){{spaced ndash}}former members of the Constituent Assembly that had been dissolved by the Bolsheviks. Two other members, N. Shmelev and V. Abramov, are named in a declaration issued by ''Komuch'' that reinstated freedoms and set forth fundamental principles.<ref>Ronald I. Kowalski, ''The Russian Revolution 1917-1921'', p. 116.</ref> Its executive body was the "Council of Department Heads" led by Yevgeny Rogovsky.

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