Vladimir Kislitsin

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Vladimir Kislitsin after the Great Siberian Ice march

Vladimir Alexandrovich Kislitsin (Russian: Влади́мир Алекса́ндрович Кисли́цын) (born January 9, 1883, Bila Tserkva — died May 18, 1944, Harbin) was an officer in the Imperial Russian army and later commanding officer of the pro-monarchist White Army in the later stages of the Russian Civil War.

Initial stages[edit]

As a son of Admiral Alexander Kislitsin, Vladimir took his education at the Odessa Military Institution in 1900 and the Sandomir Officer Training School. He was assigned to the Special Frontier Corps on the Western border of the Russian Empire. Thus, he was sent to the Russo-Japanese War. In the course of World War I he headed as an officer of the 11th Dragoon Regiment, gaining a rank as colonel in 1916. Vladimir Kislitsin was awarded the Order of St. George of the Fourth Degree (1915), the Order of Saint Stanislaus (Imperial House of Romanov) of the 3rd and 2nd classes, the St. George honor weapon, and the Order of St. Anna, the 4th and 1st classes. He was repeatedly wounded, many times in the head.

White movement[edit]

In 1918 he was appointed commander of the 3rd Cavalry Division of Ufa and then 3rd Cavalry Corps in the army of The Hetmanate. In 1919 Kislitsin served as a company commander in the Northern Army of Evgenii Miller. In July of the same year, Vladimir Kislitsin was appointed commander of 2nd brigade of Ufa Cavalry Division under admiral Kolchak, in December 1919 he was appointed commander of 2nd Ufa Cavalry Division.

After the defeat of Admiral Kolchak's armies in the Ural and Western Siberia, Vladimir Kislitsin took part in the Great Siberian Ice march. After arrival at Chita, Ataman Grigory Semyonov trusted into his hands the 1st Ataman Semyonov Manchurian Detachment until the end of the White movement in Transbaikal (1921-1922).

White emigre[edit]

Vladimir Kislitsin emigrated to Harbin in November 1922, where he became a dentist, but also served in the police. In Manchuria he was a head of local "legitimists" (legitimisti, in Russian легитимисты), who supported by Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich as a legal heir to Russian throne. In 1928 he was promoted to full general by Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich. In 1936 Kislitsin's memoirs ('In the fires of the Civil War: Memoires') were published in Harbin (then a part of Manchukuo) by Nash Put publishing house. From 1938 to 1942 Kislitsin acted as a chairman of Bureau for Russian Emigrants in Manchuria (BREM), established by Japanese occupational forces.

He died in Harbin in 1944, where he was buried as well.

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