Vladimir Alekseyevich Alftan

Vladimir Alekseyevich Alftan (April 17 (29), 1860 – December 19, 1940) – Russian military leader, lieutenant general of the Russian Imperial Army. Military orientalist, researcher of Korea.

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Vladimir Alekseyevich Alftan
Born April 17 (29), 1860
Bezhetsk, Russian Empire
Died December 19, 1940
Helsinki,  Finland
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Rank lieutenant general
Commands held 113th Starorus Russian Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade, 12th Infantry Division (Russian Empire)
Battles/wars World War I

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Lutheran religion. From the nobles of the Moscow province of Finnish origin;[1] father – lieutenant general (since 1878) Alexei Karlovich Alftan (1814-1885). Received general education in the Finnish Cadet Corps.

He entered service on September 1, 1879, with a rank cadet at the Nikolayev Cavalry School. On August 8, 1881, he was released as a cornet in the Life Guards of Ulan by His Majesty’s Regiment. Since August 8, 1885 – lieutenant.

In 1889 he graduated from the Nikolayev Academy of the General Staff in the 1st category. On April 10, 1889, he was promoted to headquarters captain of the guard with renaming as captain of the General Staff.

From July 1, 1890 he was at the Moscow Military District, then – Senior Adjutant to the Headquarters of the 13th Army Corps.

From November 2, 1891 to November 2, 1892, the squadron qualified command passed in the 3rd Dragoon Sumy regiment.

Since April 5, 1893, he has been the headquarters officer for errands under the command of the troops of the South Ussuri department. August 30, 1893 promoted to lieutenant colonel.

Since March 6, 1895 – Senior Adjutant to the Chancellery under the Military Governor of the Primorsky Region. In December 1895 – January 1896 carried out a reconnaissance trip to the northern provinces of Korea.

Since October 28, 1896 – Senior Adjutant to the Headquarters of the Amur Military District. April 13, 1897 promoted to colonel.[2] Since September 21, 1897 – headquarters officer in command of the 66th Infantry Reserve Brigade. From April 1 to October 1, 1900 he was seconded to the 45th Dragoon Seversky Regiment to familiarize himself with the general requirements of management and farming in the cavalry regiment.

From May 20 to September 20, 1903 passed the qualified command of the battalion in the 16th Grenadier Mingrel regiment. December 13, 1903 was appointed commander of the 113th Starorus Russian Infantry Regiment.

Since January 3, 1904 – commander of the 77th Tenginsky Infantry Regiment. December 6, 1905 promoted to major general.[3] Since November 12, 1905 – General for Special Assignments under the Commander-in-Chief of the Caucasian Military District.

Since December 1, 1906 – the commandant of the Mikhailovsky fortress.

Since June 15, 1907 – the military governor of the Dagestan region. May 5, 1908 retired.

July 31, 1909 he returned from retirement with the appointment of the commander of the 1st Brigade of the 12th Infantry Division (Russian Empire). On May 9, 1914 – commander of the 1st Brigade of the 42nd Infantry Division (Russian Empire).

Since July 19, 1914 – commander of the 78th Infantry Division (Russian Empire). In January 1915 he was promoted to lieutenant general. From June 3, 1915 – the commander of the 12th Army Corps (Russian Empire), from July 5, 1915 – the commander of the 65th Infantry Division (Russian Empire), from August 22, 1915 – the commander of the 3rd Army Corps (Russian Empire).

April 16, 1917 “dismissed from service for illness with a uniform and pension.” After his resignation, he was promoted to general from infantry with seniority from 1916. After 1917 he lived in the Kursk Oblast. In 1919 he was arrested by the Bolsheviks. Released after the occupation of Kursk by the troops of the FYUR. After the retreat, VSYUR ended up in Pyatigorsk. In 1922 he came to Petrograd, and later to Moscow.

In May 1923, together with his youngest son George, he left for Finland, where he was later the head of the ROVS department and chairman of the Union of Russian Military Disabled People.[4] He died on December 19, 1940 in Helsinki.

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