Mikhail Dmitriyevich Bonch-Bruyevich
|Born||24 February 1870|
Moscow, Russian Empire
|Died||3 August 1956 (aged 86)|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Allegiance|| Russian Empire (1892–1917)|
Russian SFSR (1918–1919)
|Service/||Imperial Russian Army|
|Years of service||1892–1919|
|Rank||Major General (Russia)|
Lieutenant General (Soviet)
|Battles/wars||First World War Russian Civil War|
Mikhail Dmitriyevich Bonch-Bruyevich (Russian: Михаи́л Дми́триевич Бонч-Бруе́вич; 24 February [O.S. 12 February] 1870 – 3 August 1956) was an Imperial Russian and Soviet military commander, Lieutenant General (1944). His family belonged to the nobility of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
First World War
At the outbreak of World War I Bonch-Bruyevich was in command of the 176th Perevolochensky Regiment, based at Chernigov. He was an eye witness to the aerial ramming attack in which the Russian aviator Pyotr Nesterov died.
He later became chief of staff and deputy commander of the Russian Northern Front. He was commander of the Northern Front from 29 August 1917 to 9 September 1917.
After the October Revolution, he was chief of staff of the Supreme Commander (1917–1918), the military director of the Supreme Military Council, and chief of field staff of the Revolutionary Military Council. He survived the Stalinist purge, in a large part because of his brother, Vladimir Bonch-Bruyevich, who was Vladimir Lenin's personal secretary.
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- From Tsarist General to Red Army Commander by Mikhail Bonch-Bruyevich, translated by Vladimir Vezey, Progress Publishers, 1966, p48
- From Tsarist General to Red Army Commander by Mikhail Bonch-Bruyevich, translated by Vladimir Vezey, Progress Publishers, 1966
- From Tsarist General to Red Army Commander by Mikhail Bonch-Bruyevich, translated by Vladimir Vezey, Progress Publishers, 1966, p30
- The Russian Civil War by Evan Mawdsley, Birlinn, 2008
| Chiefs of the Field Staff of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic
18 June 1919 – 22 July 1919
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