Imbrie arrived in Viborg, Finland during the Russian Civil War. He set up a system of operatives, aided with food relief, and tracked the rightest White Army as it waged war against the Red Army. When the White Army fell back from Petrograd, Imbrie left Finland for a post in the Crimea where the White Army was making its last stand. By then the Bolsheviks had tried Imbrie in absentia and condemned him to death.
Ebertha Roleofs, a YWCA official in Finland, helped Imbrie with food relief, saving thousands from starvation. Photo: University of Michigan, 1908