The year is 1917. Since Alexander I, Russian Tsars have alternated between being liberal and orthodox, and the prime concern of monarchs has been to align with either the boyar nobility or the general populace. However, when Nicholas II assumed the throne, support from either side was faltering, as he himself had been uneasy about his succession. With two revolutions in 1917, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seized power from the Provisional Government formed after the fall of the Russian imperial family. The only obstacles obstructing harmonious Bolshevik administration are the White Movement and internal strife between radicals and moderates. As World War One comes ever near to a conclusion, the fate of Russia hangs in the balance.
As a continuous crisis committee, the Historical Crisis Committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by April 17, 2022, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
Fred Yang | Director
A Grade 11 student at St. George’s School, Fred is ecstatic to serve as the Director of HCC at VMUN 2022. Ever since discovering Model UN as a shy sixth-grader, Fred has developed a keen interest in global issues, foreign affairs, and politics. He has come to truly enjoy the fiery debates, lifelong friendships, and the exciting atmosphere of Model UN. In his spare time, Fred can be found flushing his 3-iron on the golf course, meticulously analyzing his NBA fantasy team, or binging the food show “Worth It” on an empty stomach. Fred hopes that VMUN 2022 will be a memorable and rewarding conference for all delegates!
Lily Langtry | Chair
Currently a Grade 12 student attending St. Michaels University School, Lily is ecstatic to be serving as the Chair of this year’s iteration of the Historical Crisis Committee at VMUN 2022. Since her first conference in Grade 8, Lily’s love for Model UN has grown immensely. Having attended and organized a wide-range of committees, Lily finds herself returning to crisis committees because of their ever changing, creative, and exhilarating nature. Aside from Model UN, Lily can be found surrounded by any body of water, whether she is swimming, sailing, playing water polo, or rowing. She hopes that each delegate develops a passion towards international relations through our committee and leaves with notable memories. Lily looks forward to meeting all of you at VMUN!
Maya Chandrashekaran | Crisis Staff
Currently in Grade 12 at Magee Secondary School, Maya is delighted to be serving as a Crisis Staff for the Historical Crisis Committee at VMUN 2022. Ever since timidly raising her placard at her first conference in Grade 10, Maya has been enthralled by the passionate debate between delegates and their innovative yet pragmatic solutions to real-world problems. Model UN has taught Maya valuable public speaking and debate skills, but the friendships and memories made along the way have been just as valuable. When she’s not sacrificing abundant amounts of sleep over academics and college applications, Maya enjoys doing ballet, reading, and researching arbitrary facts about the brain. Maya cannot wait to meet everyone and looks forward to a weekend of fruitful debate and memorable experiences at VMUN 2022!
You can contact the Director at email@example.com. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.