Gurko Joseph Vladimirovich( Field-Marshal, the military and statesman.)
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Biography Gurko Joseph Vladimirovich
(Romeiko GцЁrka) (1828 - 1901) - Military and statesman. Field-Marshal (1894). Adjutant-General (1877). Member of the State Council (1886). He graduated in 1846, Mr.. Page Corps. In 1862 - 1866 .- he was in the retinue of Emperor adjutant. Includes a Russian-Turkish War, 1877-1878gg., Commanding the vanguard, made a successful transition through the Balkans, and freed a large part of South Bulgaria. Kept Shipka Pass. Later commanded the cavalry at Plevna. At the head of the 70 thousandth of the detachment made a most difficult passage through the Balkans, and freed Sofia and defeated the Turkish troops. No fighting took Adrianople. After the war - the temporary Petersburg governor-general (1879-1880). In 1882-1883. - Commander of the Odessa Military District and Odessa, the Governor-General. In 1883-1894 he. - Commander of the Warsaw Military District and the Warsaw Governor-General. Since 1894. retired.