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Dukhonin Nikolai

( General of the Russian army.)

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Biography Dukhonin Nikolai
(1.HII.1876, Smolensk Province - 20.HI.1917, Moscow)
Nobleman. He graduated from the Cadet Corps (1894), the Moscow Military Academy (1896), the General Staff Academy (1902). Member of the First World War, first fought on the South-western front, then from May 1916. - Quartermaster General Staff of the Front, one of the most active assistants training "Brusilovskogo breakthrough". In August, 1917. D. rank of Lieutenant-General. Chief of Staff of the West fronta.S September 1917, Mr.. Chief of Staff, Supreme Commander п-.пг. Kerensky. In the days of the October Revolution on the side of the Provisional Government. After the unsuccessful march on Petrograd Kornilov D. acting Supreme Commander. While at General Headquarters in Mogilev, D. practically led the organization of resistance to the Bolsheviks, refused to obey the decisions of the Government of VI. Lenin's early negotiations with the Germans for an armistice. D. was dismissed from his post as Supreme Commander, he did not obey the CNS, but does not allow commanders to attack battalions to protect the headquarters, and fear of fratricide. November 19, 1917, Mr.. ordered the release from prison LG Kornilov and his associates. November 20 crowd, excited by the news of his escape L.G. Kornilov, lashed out at the D. and killed him.

Lit.: Political figures of Russia. 1917. Biographical Dictionary. - M., 1993. - P. 105-107.


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