Geographical location, specifics of economic development and administration formed a convenient basis for autonomous up to separatist spirits between the intelligentsia. They obtained more particular shape in terms of Siberian regional movement, which became spread in Siberia in the 19th century. The February Revolution in 1917 was a signal for the supporters of Siberian autonomy. The first Siberian Regional Congress in October 1917 and extraordinary General Regional Congress in December that determined to form independent authorities - Siberian Regional Council and Siberian Regional Duma - became breaking moments for realization of autonomous ideas in Siberia. But events which took place in Siberia in 1917 manifested that Siberian regional movement is weak and cannot form particular programme of regional autonomy. Representatives of some political parties in Siberia implemented this idea and it became relevant for the following development in 1918.
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