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1853—Alexey Brusilov, cavalry general, is born
In 1873 he starts his military service. In 1877-1878 took part in Russias campaign in Turkey. After that he becomes the chief of Cavalry school in Russia. At the beginning of the World War I he is the Army commander, and in 1916 as the commander of the South-West front he organizes an attack, now known as Brusilovskiy proryv (Brusilovs penetration).

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