Avsharov (Avsharyants) Agassi
Beck (baptism Alexander) Aleksandrovich
September 25, 1834, Shamakhi, Russian
Empire-January 29, 1907,
Saint Petersburg
Cavalry general (1903).
The hero of the Crimean War.

Born into a noble family.
In 1849 he graduated from the 2 nd Cadet Corps in St. Petersburg and was enrolled in Orenbursky Lancers. In 1852, in connection with the dissolution of the regiment arrived in His Imperial Highness Archduke Leopold of Austria Lancers.
The first baptism of fire, as a cornet, received in 1854 on the Crimean War.
In 1857 he transferred to the regiment of dragoons Ukrainian.
In 1865 he was seconded to the Tver Cavalry military school and was appointed commander of the squadron cadets, and a year-Chief of  Tver cavalry cadet school.
In 1896 was promoted to lieutenant general and a year later became the chief Officers Cavalry School in St. Petersburg.
In 1902 he was appointed General for assignments in the inspector general of cavalry, the Grand Duke Nicholas younger.
Was in the service until 1906.
He was awarded the Order of St. Anne III, II and I degree, St. Stanislaus I and II degree, St. Vladimir IV degree, St. Vladimir III and II degree, St. Alexander Nevsky, the White Eagle, the Grand Cross of the Order of the Romanian Crown Bulgarian cross "For Military Merit" I degree.
Buried at the Smolensk Armenian cemetery in St. Petersburg. Tombstone found sisters general. Cross on the tombstone was shot down during the Soviet era; restored in 2008 by the Armenian community of St. Petersburg.
/Based on the book by Armen Meruzhanyana and Hrachya Poghosyan "marshals, generals and admirals of Armenian origin in St. Petersburg"/
Ed-in "Wind Rose"
Saint - Petersburg 1912


Shelkovnikov Boris Martinovic
(Metaksyan Bebutov Martirosovich)
1837 of Nuh, the Caspian region,
The Russian Empire /now Sheki
Azerbaijan/ -10 February 1878,
Erzurum
Major-General.
Military governor of Erzurum area

A descendant of an old family, whose name is a literal translation from Armenian.
He studied at the Armenian school. In 1855 he graduated from the 1st Moscow Cadet Corps was released a lieutenant in the 20th Artillery Brigade, which included taking part in the campaigns against the Caucasian mountaineers.
After graduating in 1863 Nicholas General Staff Academy in St. Petersburg, was assigned to the Caucasus, where he distinguished himself in strazhenii at the village of Vir, was seriously wounded and a year later sent to Warsaw Military District as an officer of the General Staff.
In 1867 became head of Zakatala district, in 1875, the Black Sea. At the beginning of Russian-Turkish war became head of the Sochi detachment aimed to support the actions of the United Enguri detachment of General Alhazova. Defended the Black Sea coast, reflected an attempt to throw Turkish troops and thereby tore plans to capture the city. Turning to the offensive, gave a brilliant battle with Avliyare and freed Abkhazia, for which he was promoted to major general and appointed head of the Sukhumi district.
Distinguished himself in the famous strazheniyah on Aladzhinskih altitudes in Kars (20 September and 3 October 1877), where he commanded a storming column, was able to penetrate into the rear of the enemy.
He was awarded the Order of St. Stanislaus IV degree, St. Anne III degree with swords and bow, St. Anne II degree, St. Vladimir IV degree with swords and bow, St. George IV and III.
Buried in the pantheon of heroes of the Russian-Turkish War (1877-78) the Armenian St. Gevorg church in Tbilisi.
/Based on the book by Armen Meruzhanyana and Hrachya Poghosyan "marshals, generals and admirals of Armenian origin in St. Petersburg"/
Ed-in "Wind Rose"
Saint - Petersburg 1912


Serebryakov Lazar Markovich
(Artsatagortsyan Kazar Markosovich)
March 3, 1798, p. Karasubazar /now
Belogorsk/ Crimea, February 28, 1862,
Saint Petersburg
Admiral of the Fleet.
Outstanding naval commander. founder
Novorossiysk. member of the Russian
Geographical Society, collected
valuable information about the land and people
from Sukhumi to Kuban.

Born into the family of a prominent Russian politician Marcos Sargisovicha Kyumushli-Artsatagortsyana. Primary education in the local Armenian parochial school, then studied at the Odessa lyceum. In 1810 he entered the school cadets in Nikolaev and after was promoted to warrant officers. In 1825 he was appointed commander of the corvette "Abo" and the frigate "Flora".
In 1828, at the beginning of Russian-Turkish war, he was appointed adjutant to the Chief of the Naval Staff Menshikov. As part of the landing of troops excelled in Anapa, participated in the battles of Varna, in the capture of Turkish maritime fortresses Messemvria, Media, Inada. For the difference was in zayaislen Guards.
Highly educated officer, who knew several oriental languages, he was involved and diplomatic activities. During the Crimean War (1853-56) commanded all vehicles on the eastern shore of the Black Sea and military expeditions to the south-eastern Turkish garrison. Supervised the destruction of the Turkish fortifications at Trebizond. With the entry into the war of England and France against Russias Black Sea Fleet situation has become extremely difficult. To avoid tragedy Serebrjakov make an independent decision to withdraw the garrisons, fortifications and evacuated without loss of Novorossiysk. After the signing of the Paris Peace Treaty in 1856 was appointed a member of the Board of Admiralty and promoted to admiral of the fleet.
He was awarded the Order of St. Anne IV, III, II and I degree with swords and imperial crown, St. Stanislaus III, II and I degree, St. Vladimir IV degree, St. Vladimir III and II degree, St. George IV degree , St. Alexander Nevsky, the White Eagle with swords gold sword "For Bravery", St. Georges arms.
Died in St. Petersburg. Testamentary Admiral his body was taken and buried in Karasubazar in the Armenian cemetery.
/ Based on the book by Armen Meruzhanyana and Hrachya Poghosyan "marshals, generals and admirals of Armenian origin in St. Petersburg"/
Ed-in "Wind Rose"
Saint - Petersburg 1912


Pozoev (Bozoyan) Leon Avetikovich
January 6, 1855-1918
Lieutenant-General (1913)

Born into a noble family.
Graduated from the Moscow military school. In 1875 he graduated from the Mikhailovsky Artillery School in St. Petersburg. Served in Turkenstanskom Military District.
Member of the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-78.
In 1877 he graduated from the Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy in St. Petersburg.
In 1896-1904 served as chief of artillery range of educational Turkestan IN.
In 1904-05 participated in the Russian-Japanese War, commanded the 1st Battalion 41st Artillery Brigade. Then, during the year was at the disposal of the Main Artillery Administration.
In 1907, commanded the 1st Battalion of the 5th Reserve Artillery Brigade, was promoted to Major General and was appointed commander of the 1st Turkestan artillery brigade. In 1910-14 was an inspector of artillery of the 1st Army Corps of Turkestan. In the rank of Lieutenant General in 1914 commanded the artillery Turkestan IN.
After the October Revolution he served in the Red Army.
He was awarded the Order of St. Anne III and II degree, St. Stanislaus III degree with swords and bow, St. Stanislaus II degree, St. Vladimir III degree with swords, golden arms "For Bravery".
/Based on the book by Armen Meruzhanyana and Hrachya Poghosyan "marshals, generals and admirals of Armenian origin in St. Petersburg"/
Ed-in "Wind Rose"
Saint - Petersburg 1912


Milov (Sapondzhan) Sergey
September 7 1842-1916
General of Infantry (1905).

Surname soaps formed from the literal translation of the Armenian name, reflecting the hereditary occupation in Saponjyan-family settled in Tiflis Clan mylozavodchikov.
In 1856 he graduated from the Cadet Corps Orlovsky Bakhtin, then in 1860 Cons tantinovsky Cadet Corps and was released a lieutenant in the 8th Infantry Battalion.
In 1864, in St. Petersburg, graduated from the Nicholas General Staff Academy, after which he served as the General Staff.
In 1876 he was appointed Chief of Staff of the troops of the Terek region, two years later became the commander of the 78th Infantry Regiment Navaginskaya.
Participated in the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-78.
Since 1881 was the assistant chief of staff of the Caucasus Military District. In 1886 received the rank of Major General. From 1890 to 1894 he was the head of the 1st Brigade of the native Caucasian Reserve. Since 1896, received the rank of lieutenant commander of the 20th Infantry Division of the Caucasian Army Corps. In 1900 he was appointed to command the 3rd Siberian Army Corps, participated in the China campaign. A year later, was given command of the 8th Army Corps.
Participated in the Russian-Japanese War of 1904-05, after which he received the rank of General of Infantry and became a member of the Military Council (since 1908 a member of the Armed Forces neprisutsvuyuschy) and the Council of National Defense.
In 1906-07 chaired the Committee on Education and apparatus troops.
In 1911 oststavku left.
He was awarded the Order of St. Stanislaus III, II and I degree, St. Anne III and II degree, St. Vladimir of IV and III, the Persian Order of the Lion and Sun I level, Golden Arms.
Lived in Tiflis on Retuvskoy street.
/Based on the book by Armen Meruzhanyana and Hrachya Poghosyan "marshals, generals and admirals of Armenian origin in St. Petersburg"/
Ed-in "Wind Rose"
Saint - Petersburg 1912


Tohatelov (Tahatelov) Isaac Artemyevitch
February 8, 1853, Tbilisi, October 21, 1918 Pyatigorsk
Lieutenant-General (1910).
Member of military expeditions 1900-01 biennium.
and the Russian-Japanese war.
The hero of Port Arthur.

Born into a family who came from the city west armenian Tohata (Tokat), owner of Art Abirinyana, of which the Georgian style became known as Tohateli, ie "Tohatets" and subsequently recorded in Russia under the name Tohatelova. Family did not.
He graduated from Tiflis real school, then in St. Petersburg, 2nd Konstantinovsky Military School (for the 1st category).
During the Russian-Japanese war was captured together with his subordinates, but was able to avoid capture alone. In 1906, after his release from captivity, he settled in St. Petersburg, served as commander of the Vyborg fortress artillery. Later he was appointed commander of the 2nd Brigade of the Vladivostok fortress artillery.
Together with George Tumanov and other generals, officers and civilians were arrested by the Bolsheviks in Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk and moved to brutally murdered on the slope of Mount Mashuk.
He was awarded the Order of St. Anne III degree, St. Stanislaus III and II degree, St. Vladimir III degree, St. George IV degree, Golden Arms "For Bravery".
AN described Stepanov in the well-known book "Port Arthur".
/Based on the book by Armen Meruzhanyana and Hrachya Poghosyan "marshals, generals and admirals of Armenian origin in St. Petersburg"/
Ed-in "Wind Rose"
Saint - Petersburg 1912