Viktor Baidalakov was born in 1900 in the family of a Don Cossack, a gymnasium teacher in the city of Konotop. In 1918 he graduated from high school and received his secondary education.

During the Civil War, he volunteered for the 11th Izyum Hussar Regiment, with which he participated in the battles against the Red Army in southern Russia. At the end of hostilities, being a cornet, Baydalakov emigrated to Yugoslavia. There he worked as a laborer and managed to graduate in 1929 from the chemistry department of the University of Belgrade. (Baydalakov 2002, 3)

By the end of the 1920s, he, with a group of like-minded people, founded a youth circle in Belgrade, which grew in 1928 into the Union of Russian National Youth (SRNM), and in the 1930s - into the National Labor Union of a new generation.
B.V. Pryanishnikov, who stood at the origins of the organization, in his book "Novopokolentsy" gave the following description to the head of the NTSNP-NTS:

“For all his positive qualities, Baidalakov was not a leader, domineering and authoritative, which was required for the head of a revolutionary organization. In his character there was some kind of shyness, there was no complete self-confidence, he did not know how to understand people, he often made unforgivable mistakes. But as long as there were such advisers as Georgievsky near Baidalakov, the negative traits of his character were not felt in the Union. And Georgievsky had an amazing sense of tact, and what he advised the chairman of the Executive Bureau, the members of the Union perceived as the decision and opinion of Baydalakov. " (Baydalakov 2002, 3)

Baydalakov found himself in a difficult position in the period from 1941 to 1945, when the NTS, relying on the military force of Germany, joined in the fight against everything Soviet in the occupied territories. But the active work of the NTS only annoyed the Nazis. The result was the arrests of leaders and members of the Union, including its chairman V.M. Baidalakov. He put forward the slogan: "Neither with Stalin, nor with foreign conquerors - but with the entire Russian people." Many leaders of the NTS ended up in concentration camps. Viktor Mikhailovich was released at the request of General Vlasov in April 1945.
(Baydalakov 2002, 4)

After the final victory over Germany, the NTS began to cooperate with the British and Americans, continuing their anti-Soviet activities. But the consequences of several years of war and the new Western policy caused significant damage to the union, which caused a general crisis in the 1950s, which led to a split in the ranks of the NTS. More than 20% of active members of the solidarity union left the organization. Among those who left was Baidalakov, who was deprived of the post of chairman of the Executive Bureau at a regular congress of the NTS Council in January 1952. After the war, he lived in Germany, then left for the United States. ( 2013)

Viktor Mikhailovich himself wrote about his activities as follows: “Fate wanted to make me an active participant in the political movement of a new generation of Russian emigration, which changed its name many times: since 1930 - the National Union of Russian Youth, since 1931 - the National Union of the New Generation, since 1936 of the year - the National Union of the New Generation (National Labor Union), since 1942 - the National Labor Union, since 1956, after the split in 1955 due to the convocation of the 4th Congress of the Union, some - the People's Labor Union, others, with me, - Russian National, Labor Union, since 1962 - Russian Democratic Union for Faith and Freedom. "
The Russian National Labor Union did not last long - until April 1966. In recent years, he taught Russian at Georgetown University.

Victor Mikhailovich Baidalakov (1900-1967)
Victor Mikhailovich Baidalakov
From left to right : Victor Baidalakov, Soubbotine, Mikhail Gueorguievsky, Alexander Würgler

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