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Dmitry Shuvayev graduated from Alexander Military School (1872) and General Staff Academy (1878). He used to command a division (1905) and a corps (1907-1908). In 1909, Shuvayev was appointed head of Chief Quartermaster Department and chief quartermaster. He then held a post of Chief Field Quartermaster between December 1915 and March 1916. Shuvayev was appointed military minister in March 1916 and remained on this post until January 1917, when he became a member of the State Council. After the October Revolution, Shuvayev served in the Red Army as a commander from 1918 to 1926 and taught at different military schools.
He retired from military service in 1926. On 5 December 1937, Shuvayev was arrested by the NKVD. He was sentenced to death on 15 December and shot on 19 December 1937. He was rehabilitated posthumuously in 1956.
Honours and awards
- Order of St. Stanislaus, 1st class (1903), 2nd class with swords (1876), 3rd class with swords and bow (1874)
- Order of St. Anna, 1st class (1906), 2nd class (1881), 3rd class with swords and bow (1876), 4th class (1874)
- Order of St. Vladimir, 2nd class (5 September 1909), 3rd class (1890), 4th class (1885)
- Order of the White Eagle (25 March 1912)
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