Yuri Danilov

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Yuri Danilov
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Born 1866
Died 1937
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch Russian Imperial Army
Rank General
Commands held Russian Imperial Army
Battles/wars World War I

Yuri Danilov (1866–1937) served as a general in the Russian army during World War I.

From 1907 to 1914 Danilov was in charge of the Intelligence Section of Russian Main Staff of the Imperial Russian Army.[1] At the start of World War I Danilov was appointed General-Quartermaster (chief of operations) at Stavka, third in command after Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich and his chief of staff Nikolai Yanushkevich.

With the Tsar's decision to take personal command of the army at the front in August 1915, both the Grand Duke and Danilov lost their positions. Appointed to the Northern Front, Danilov served as commander of 25th corps (1915–1916), chief of staff of the Northern Front (1916–1917), and commander of the 5th Army (1917).

After the October Revolution of 1917 he emigrated to France, where he remained until his death in 1937.


  1. ^ Secret Soldiers of the Revolution by Raymond W. Leonard, Greenwoodpress, 1999.


  • Россия в мировой войне 1914—1915 гг. — Берлин, 1924.
    • German translation: Russland im Weltkriege, 1914-1915. Jena. 1925.
    • French translation: La Russie dans la guerre mondiale (1914-1917). Traduction française d'Alexandre Kaznakov. Payot. 1927
  • The Red Army. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Oct., 1928), pp. 96–109.

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