On 10 October 1918, the Pskov Independent Volunteers Corps of the Northern Army was established in the Pskov-Ostrov-Rēzekne region, which at the time had been occupied by Germany since 24 February 1918. In November, the Regional Government was formed. After December 1918, following an agreement with Estonia, the army was put under Estonian control. In May 1919, the Northwestern Army was formed by general Nikolai Yudenich, one of the most successful Russian commanders of World War I. In October, under the command of Yudenich, he commanded the assault on Petrograd, capturing Tsarkoye Selo, but was defeated and driven back to Estonia. The government was dissolved and the army interned by the Estonians on December 5, 1919.
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