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Ivan Martynovich Lesovoy
Иван Мартынович Лесовой
Minister of War

In office
24 April 1882 – 3 July 1882
Monarch Alexander of Battenberg
Prime Minister John Casimir Ehrnrooth
Preceded by Vladimir Krylov
Succeeded by Alexander Kaulbars
Personal details
Born Ivan Martynovich Lesovoy
22 November 1835
Died  ?
Nationality Russian
Military service
Allegiance Flag of Russia.svg Russian Empire
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Principality of Bulgaria
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Years of service 1857—?
Rank Major General
Battles/wars Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878)
Awards Order of St. George

Ivan Martynovich Lesovoy (Russian: Иван Мартынович Лесовой, 22 November 1835 – ?) was a Russian Imperial Army general who fought in the Russo-Turkish War and served as the Minister of War of the Principality of Bulgaria.


Ivan Lesovoy joined the Russian Imperial Army on 20 July 1857. After the Russo-Turkish War, he commanded the artillery of the Bulgarian Land Forces. In 1882 Lesovoy became the acting war minister of Bulgaria and the general-adjutant of the Prince of Bulgaria. Later that year he returned to Russia. From 1885 to 1893, Lesovoy commanded the 39th Artillery Brigade of the 39th Infantry Division.

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