Southwestern Front (Russian Empire)
The headquarters staff of the Southwestern Front, 1917
|Branch||Russian Imperial Army|
The Southwestern Front (Russian: Юго-Западный фронт) was an army group[a] of the Imperial Russian Army during World War I. During the conflict it was responsible for managing operations along a front line that stretched 615 kilometers, from what is now southern Belarus to northern Romania, and took part in such operations as the Battle of Galicia and the Brusilov Offensive. It was established in August 1914 and lasted throughout the war until the unrest caused by the Russian Revolution, at which point it was demobilized along with the rest of the Russian Army in early 1918. In total some two million troops had been under its command.
Armies deployed on the Southwestern Front
- 3rd Army (July 1914 – June 1915 and June 1916 – July 1916)
- 5th Army (July 1914 – September 1914)
- 8th Army (July 1914 – August 1917)
- 4th Army (August 1914 – June 1915)
- 9th Army (August 1914 – December 1916 )
- 7th Army (October 1914 – early 1918)
- 11th Army (October 1914 – early 1918)
- Special Army (September 1916 – November 1916 and July 1917 – early 1918)
- 1st Army (July 1917 – September 1917)
- Separate Danube Army
Commander of the armies of the Southwestern Front
The commanders of the Southwestern Front were as follows.
|19.07.1914||General of Infantry Nikolai Ivanov||17.03.1916|
|17.03.1916||General of Cavalry Aleksei Brusilov||21.05.1917|
|22.05.1917||Lieutenant General Aleksei Gutor||10.07.1917|
|10.07.1917||General of Infantry Lavr Kornilov||18.07.1917|
|24.07.1917||Lieutenant General Peter Baluev||31.07.1917|
|02.08.1917||Lieutenant General Anton Ivanovich Denikin||29.08.1917|
|29.08.1917||Lieutenant General Fyodor Ogorodnikov||09.09.1917|
|09.09.1917||Lieutenant General Nikolai Volodchenko||24.11.1917|
|11.1917||Lieutenant General Nikolai Stogov||12.1917|
|12.1917||Warrant Officer Alexander Myasnikov||01.1918|
Chiefs of Staff
|19.07.1914||Lieutenant General Mikhail Alekseyev||17.03.1915|
|23.03.1915||Lieutenant General Vladimir Dragomirov||08.05.1915|
|08.05.1915||General of Infantry Sergei Savvich||13.12.1915|
|13.12.1915||General of Infantry Vladislav Klembovsky||23.10.1916|
|23.10.1916||Lieutenant General Semyon Sukhomlin||29.05.1917|
|29.05.1917||Major General Nikolay Dukhonin||04.08.1917|
|04.08.1917||Lieutenant General Sergey Markov||29.08.1917|
|10.09.1917||Lieutenant General Nikolai Stogov||24.11.1917|
- Оськин М.В. Проблема резерва для генерального наступления русской армии в 1917 г. (in Russian). History Studies. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- Юго-Западный фронт (in Russian). Ria1914.info. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
- A "front" is the Russian equivalent of an army group, not to be confused with a geographic theater of operations.