Velyaminov Alexey( war general)
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Biography Velyaminov Alexey
(1788 - 1836). He participated in the wars with Napoleon. In 1816, Mr.. appointed Chief of Staff of the Georgian separate corps, and from that time began almost uninterrupted service in the Caucasus in 1818, Mr.. first participated in cases against the Highlanders and commanded troops - in 1821. in Tarka, in 1823 - 1825 years in the Kuban and in the Kuban, in 1826. under Elisavetpolem. In 1829, in command of 16 divisions participated in the Turkish war, then took over as commander of the Caucasian line and Black Sea Coast. During one of his expeditions, noticing tired soldiers and wishing to submit their example, 6 hours in a row stood in the snow, that led to his fatal illness. Name Sonya little is known, for his services had not been beaten in the eye, but they were great. Emperor Nicholas I, in spite of the authority Paskevich, changed his opinion on the situation in the Caucasus, elicit the views of Sonya, passive defense, recommended Paskevich, followed by a period of expeditions and raids. In the ground plan of conquest of the Caucasus, subsequently executed by Prince Baryatinsky, lay all the scheduled and specified Velyaminov, for the most part, even before the details. - See. Caucasian Digest, t. VII: "The general Velyaminov and its significance for the Caucasus war.