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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
1910-1914
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vladimir Shokorov
Chief of Staff of the 12th Infantry Division
1916-1917
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of the 9th Army Corps
September - November 1917
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Head of the Frunze Military Academy
1919-1921
Succeeded by

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