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8th Army (Russian Empire)

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Branch  Imperial Russian Army
Field HQ  Kiev
Type  Field army
8th Army (Russian Empire)
Active  July 1914 – beginning of 1918
Country  Russian Empire Russian Republic
Engagements  World War I Eastern Front Romanian Campaign

The Russian Eight Army (8-я армия, ) was a World War I Russian field army that fought on the Eastern theatre of war.


Field management was established in July 1914 at the headquarters of the Kiev Military District. The unit was disbanded in the beginning of 1918. At the beginning of the war the 8th Army was composed of the VII, VIII, XII, XXIV Army Corps.

Military Fronts in which the 8th Army participated

  • Southwestern Front (July 1914 - August 1917)
  • Romanian Front (August 1917 - the beginning of 1918)
  • Commanders

  • 28.07.1914-17.03.1916 — General of Cavalry Aleksei Brusilov
  • 23.03.1916-29.04.1917 — General of Cavalry Alexey Kaledin
  • 29.04.1917-10.07.1917 — General of Infantry Lavr Kornilov
  • 11.07.1917-25.07.1917 — Lieutenant-General Vladimir Cheremisov
  • 30.07.1917-17.10.1917— Lieutenant-General Michai Sokownin
  • 18.10.1917-21.12.1917— Lieutenant-General Mykola Yunakiv
  • References

    8th Army (Russian Empire) Wikipedia

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