Sergey Markov

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Sergey Leonidovich Markov
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General Markov, 1918
Born (1878-07-07)7 July 1878
Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 25 June 1918(1918-06-25) (aged 39)
Outside Salsk, Russian Republic
Allegiance  Russian Empire
 Russian Republic
Service/branch Russian Empire Imperial Russian Army
Russian Republic White Army
Years of service 1904–1918
Battles/wars Russo-Japanese War
World War I
Russian Civil War

Sergey Leonidovich Markov (Russian: Марков Сергей Леонидович) (July 7, 1878 – June 25, 1918) - Russian army general and one of the founders of the Volunteer Army counterrevolutionary force of the White movement in the southern Russia during Russian Civil War.


Sergey Markov was born in Saint Petersburg Guberniya. Markov was a career officer, he graduated from the General Staff Academy in 1904 and fought in the Russo-Japanese War and was decorated with Order of St. Vladimir.

Between 1911 and 1914 he taught at the St. Petersburg Nikolaev Military Academy. During the First World War, Markov fought under command of General Denikin and was decorated with Order of St. George for bravery.

After the February Revolution of 1917, Markov was first promoted to the commander of South-Western front, but later dismissed from his post and arrested because of his support for General Lavr Kornilov during the Kornilov Affair. On November 19, 1917, Markov escaped from prison and together with generals Denikin and Kornilov, he raised the Volunteer Army in Don region.

On June 13, 1918 at the start of Second Kuban Campaign, Markov was fatally wounded in the battle with the Red Army near the town of Salsk and died few days later. The Volunteer Army had a regiment named after him.

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