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Brusilov, Aleksei Alekseevich
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Brusilov, Aleksei Alekseevich

(August 31, 1853, Tiflis, modern Tbilisi – March 17, 1926, Moscow), Russian general and commander in chief of the Russian Army. Brusilov was born into an ancient Russian noble family with a long military tradition. After completing his preparatory military training with the Imperial Corps of Pages he joined the Dragoons of the Tver Regiment in the Caucasus. He fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 and was decorated multiple times. At the élite Cavalry Officer Sc…

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Kochanek, Hildegard, “Brusilov, Aleksei Alekseevich”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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