ASTAFYEV Alexander( Military Writer)
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Biography ASTAFYEV Alexander
Born in 1816 in a noble family, . in the Kaluga province, in 1835, cadets from the 1 st Moscow Corps issued an ensign in 8 Artillery Brigade, . In 1842 he entered the Academy of General Staff of Mykolayiv, . and at the end of her course transferred in 1844 to the General Staff,
. In 1854, A., colonel, enlisted in the Mykolayiv General Staff Academy as an instructor within the Academy officers and remained in that position before the release in 1863, resigned from the disease. Shortly thereafter, a. died. The first literary work was his "Military Statistical Review of the Warsaw Province (St. Petersburg, 1850). Crimean War, unearthed with such force confusion of Russian life, has caused the movement and in military circles. A. subjected to review the organization of military affairs and rejecting any value of experience, sought to justify his theory of military art, a priori, by means of theoretical, philosophical started. From a military. requires universal education, acquaintance with all the general sciences, the sciences as a special-military responds with disdain. But his views. outlined in the book "The modern art of war" (2 vols, St. Petersburg., 1856 - 61) and in the annexes: "Sources of Political Economy and Public Sectors" (St. Petersburg, 1862), "Field Service Forces (composed cap. Kц╤nig and published by A.), "What is the military hozyaystvoN". Modern military critic ( "Military Collection", 1861, N 5) was receptive to the views of A. very carefully, but at the same time very strictly.