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Polivanov, Alexei Andreyevich
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Polivanov, Alexei Andreyevich

(March 16, 1855, [unknown] – September 25, 1920, Riga), Russian general (minister of war). Polivanov was a graduate of the Nikolaevsky Engineering Academy (1880) and the General Staff Academy (1888). Between 1899 and 1904 he was active on the General Staff, where he was editor in chief of the journal Voenny Sbornik (War Digest). Chief of the Army Headquarters Staff in 1905/1906, and deputy war minister between 1906 and 1912, Polivanov was close to the bourgeois parties in the Imperial Duma during these years. This even…

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Dahlmann, Dittmar, “Polivanov, Alexei Andreyevich”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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