Abram Dragomirov

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Abram Mikhailovich Dragomirov
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Born 21 April [O.S. 9] 1868
Chernigov, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died December 9, 1955(1955-12-09) (aged 87)
Paris, France
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Russian Empire White movement
Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia
Service/branch Russian Empire Imperial Russian Army
Russian Empire Armed Forces of South Russia
Russian Liberation Army
Years of service 1884–1945
Rank General of the Cavalry
Unit Semyonovsky Regiment
2nd Caucasus Cavalry Division
Commands held 9th Army Corps
5th Army
Kiev Army Corps
Battles/wars World War I

Russian Civil War

World War II

Abram Mikhailovich Dragomirov (Russian: Абра́м Миха́йлович Драгоми́ров, tr. Abrám Michájlovič Dragomírov; 21 April [O.S. 9] 1868 – 9 December 1955) was a General in the Imperial Russian Army. Following the Russian Revolution he joined Anton Denikin in the Volunteer Army.

Youth

He was the son of Russian General Mikhail Dragomirov and brother of Vladimir Dragomirov.
In 1902–1903, he was chief of staff of the 7th Cavalry Division, and later of the 10th Cavalry Division. In 1912 he became commander of the Kaunas Fortress.

First World War

He started the War at the head of the 2nd Cavalry brigade and in December 1914 became as a General head of the 16th Cavalry Division. He led the 9th Army Corps in 1915–1916, the 5th Army between August 1916 and April 1917 and the Northern Front until June 1917.

Russian Civil War and exile

At the end of 1917 he fled to the Don Area, where he joined the White Movement. He was named president of the Military Counsel by Denikin in March 1920. After the defeat of the White Army, he was evacuated to Constantinople. He moved to Serbia and in 1931 to France.

Dragomirov joined Andrey Vlasov's pro-German Russian Liberation Army during World War II.[1]

He lived the last 10 years of his life in France and was buried in the Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery.

References

  1. Cherniaev, Vladimir Iu. (1997). "The White Generals". In Edward Acton, Vladimir Iu. Cherniaev, and William G. Rosenberg (eds.) Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution, 1914-1921. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-253-33333-9.