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Aleksandr Burago

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Allegiance  Russian Empire

Died  1883, Madeira, Portugal
Name  Aleksandr Burago
Rank  Captain, Colonel
Aleksandr Burago
Native name  aleksandr Petrovich Burago
Buried at  Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg
Battles/wars  Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
Awards  Order of St. George (4th deg.)
Place of burial  Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg, Russia
People also search for  Grigol Orbeliani, Prince David of Georgia

Service/branch  Imperial Russian Army
Battles and wars  Russo-Turkish War

Aleksandr Burago

Aleksandr Petrovich Burago (Russian: Александр Петрович Бураго) was an officer of the Russian Imperial army. Serving as a captain under Joseph Vladimirovich Gourko, he commanded the force that liberated Plovdiv from the Ottoman rule on 16 January 1878. Later on Burago became a colonel. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 30, in 1883, on Madeira, and was buried in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in Saint Petersburg.

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In recognition of his "excellence demonstrated in the battle ... whereupon, together with a squadron of dragoons, having crossed the Maritsa river ... entered the city, still occupied by the Turkish division ... an almost 25 times greater in numbers enemy force", Burago was awarded the Order of St. George of the 4th degree.

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Citizens of Plovdiv traditionally honour captain Burago annually on January 16, the anniversary of the liberation of the city. Wreaths and floral tributes are brought to the monument to Burago in the Plovdiv City Garden. A street in Plovdiv was named after captain Burago. In November 2006, along with several other prominent personalities, Aleksandr Burago was, "for exceptional service in development of the city of Plovdiv" posthumously awarded the title of "Honorary citizen of Plovdiv", by decision of the local community council.


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