Russia In World War I
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Mikhail Vasiliyevich Alekseyev, was an Imperial Russian Army general during World War I and the Russian Civil War. Between 1915 and 1917 he was Chief of Staff to Tsar Nicholas II, and after the February Revolution, March–July 1917 the commander in chief of the Russian army. He later took charge of the Volunteer Army in the Russian Civil War and died in 1918 while fighting the Bolsheviks in the Volga region.
WW1: Caption: "An aged cavalry commander, V.A. Sukhomlinov served as Russian Minister of War from 1909 until being sacked in 1915, and previously Chief of the General Staff. Preparing Russia for war fell on his shoulders, and by most accounts he made a poor showing. While he had his defenders as well, he was nevertheless removed from the post less than a year into the war, and would be placed on trial by the Kerensky government, to be found guilty of negligence in preparing the army for war."