Vladimir Viktorovich Sakharov

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Vladimir Viktorovich Sakharov
Vladimir Sakharov.jpg
Born 1853
Died 1920
Crimea
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch Russian Imperial Army
Rank General
Commands held Russian Imperial Army
Battles/wars World War I

Vladimir Viktorovich Sakharov (Russian: Влади́мир Ви́кторович Са́харов; 1853–1920) was a Russian General who served in the Russian Imperial Army.

He served in the army from 1901 to 1917.

The Russo-Japanese War[edit]

From November 1903 to April 1904 Sakharov was commander of the 1st Siberian Army Corps. Though the Russo-Japanese War had begun on 8 February 1904 the army corps did not take part in any combat under Sakharov's command.

The First World War[edit]

Sakharov started the war as the commander of the 11th Army Corps. He participated in the Galician battle. From 22 August 1914 to 4 September 1915 he served as the Governor of Orenburg commanding the Orenburg Cossack troops. From 4 September 1915 he was formally re-appointed as the commander of the 11th Army Corps. On 25 October 1915 he was Commander of the 11th Army. Under his command, this army was deployed on the South-Western Front.

On 19 October 1916 he became commander of the Danube Army, set up to support Romania. With the creation of the Romanian Front from the Danube army and remnants of the Romanian army on 12 December 1916 Sakharov was appointed to serve under King Ferdinand I of Romania.

After the February Revolution Saharov was removed from any command on 2 April 1917. He remained only a member of the Alexander Committee for War Invalids. He lived in Romania, and then in the Crimea. He was shot by the Green Army in Karasubazara, Crimea in 1920.[1]

Decorations[edit]

  • The Order of St. Anne 3rd st. (1879);
  • Order of St. Stanislaus 3rd st. (1880);
  • The Order of St. Anne 2nd st. (1888);
  • The Order of St. Vladimir 4th st. (1892);
  • The Order of St. Vladimir the 3rd st. (1900);
  • Golden weapons (1901);
  • Golden weapons decorated with diamonds (1904);
  • Order of St. Stanislaus 1st. with swords (1904);
  • The Order of St. Anne's 1st. (06.12.1911);
  • The Order of St. George the 4th st.(VP 27.09.1914). "For the differences in the cases against the enemy."
  • The Order of St. George 3rd st. (VP 27.10.1915). - "For the successful action in August and September 1915 in the area Gayvoronki and Sokolusa, including the taking of some 17 thousand prisoners."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rumyantzev, Vyacheslav. "Сахаров, Владимир Викторович" ("Sakharov, Vladimir Viktorovich"). ХРОНОС – Всемирная История в Интернете (HRONOS - World History on the Internet). http://www.hrono.info/biograf/bio_s/saharov_vv.html. Retrieved 20 May 2009. (Russian)