Aleksandr Krymov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Krymov
Born (1871-10-23)October 23, 1871
Died August 31, 1917(1917-08-31) (aged 45)
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
White Movement
Rank General
Commands held 3rd Cavalry Corps
Savage Division
Battles/wars Russo Japanese War
World War I
Awards Order of St. Vladimir
Order of St. George IV Class

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Krymov (October 23, 1871—August 31, 1917, Russian: Крымов Александр Михайлович) was a Russian Imperial Lieutenant General, a military commander of Russo-Japanese War, World War I, and Russian Revolution times.

During the times of the Russian Revolution of 1917, on April 4, 1917 he was appointed acting commander of the 3rd Cavalry Corps, which included the Savage Division. He refused to accept the appointment of Military Minister by the Russian Provisional Government. On August 24, 1917 Commander-in-Chief Lavr Kornilov appointed Krymov commander of the Detached Petrograd Army (отдельная Петроградская армия ) to secure the Russian capital of Petrograd.

After the failure of the Kornilov Affair, Krymov arrived to Petrograd. He explained his actions to Alexander Kerensky and committed suicide on the same day.

Honours and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.