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Andrei Snesarev
Andrei Snesarev, inspecting the 7th fighter squadron on the eastern front, approximately March 1917, during the First World War. Ivan Orlov on the right
Born (1865-12-13)December 13, 1865
Died December 4, 1937(1937-12-04) (aged 71)
Place of birth Staraya Kalitva, Russian Empire
Place of death Moscow, Soviet Union
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Unit 2nd Combined Cossack Division (Russian Empire)
12th Infantry Division (Russian Empire)
Commands held 9th Army Corps (Russian Empire)
Battles/wars World War I
Russian Civil War

Andrei Evgenyevich Snesarev (13 December 1865, Staraya Kalitva, – 4 December 1937, Moscow) was a Russian linguist, orientalist and military leader.[1]

Andrei was the son of a Russian Orthodox priest. After attending gymnasium school at Novocherkassk in 1888 he started to studied mathematics at Moscow University. As part of his obligatory military service he gained a commission in the infantry following a period at the Alekseyevsky Junkers Infantry Academy. He soon decided on a military career and attended the Nicholas General Staff Academy. He was then sent to India and also studied at the British Museum, London.[2]

An English translation of his book Afghanistan published in 1921 was published in England in 1924. The book consists of a written version of the lectures he delivered to the Oriental Section of the Military Academy of the Red Army between autumn 1919 and spring 1920.[2]

Military offices
Preceded by
Chief of Staff of the 2nd Combined Cossack Division
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vladimir Shokorov
Chief of Staff of the 12th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of the 9th Army Corps
September - November 1917
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Head of the Frunze Military Academy
Succeeded by


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