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Mikhail Alekseyev (Tannenberg Win)

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Mikhail Alekseyev
Михаил Алексеев
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Personal details
Born 3 November 1857
Tver, Russian Empire
Died 17 August 1923
Moscow, Russian Empire
Military service
Allegiance Flag of Russia Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Years of service 1876—1920
Rank General
Commands First Army
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Order of St. Stanislav
Order of St. George
Order of St. Vladimir
Order of St. Anne
Tannenberg Victory Medal

Mikhail Alekseyev (born in Tver, Russian Empire, 3 November 1857 — died 17 August 1924, Moscow, Russian Empire) was a Russian general who served during World War I. He was the commander of the First Army during the Battle of Tannenberg in August 1914, during which his forces were triumphant and he, along with Alexander Samsonov, became a "Hero of Tannenberg". Alekseyev continued fighting during the Vistula—Oder Offensive, which saw Russian forces enter Germany itself. After the war ended, he continued serving in the Russian Army until 1920.

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