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Hussein khan Nakhchivanski


Hussein khan Kalbali khan oglu Nakhchivanski (1863-1919) - Lieutenant-General of cavalry troops
Hussein khan was given to page school in Petersburg at the age of fifteen, completed it in 1881 with the excellent marks, and served in special cavalry forces of the tsar.
Later Nakhchivani, being at service in various cities of the Caucasus and Russia, was given the rank of colonel in 1903. During Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) he commanded of 2nd Regiment of cavalry consisted of the Caucasians.
For victories and military leader skills gained at fronts of the First World War Nakhchivani was given a rank of general of full cavalry troops in 1916. Later he was appointed as commander of the South Caucasian front, and after the February Revolution (1917 he was removed from military work.
He died in Petrograd at the age of 56 in 1919. His grave is in the cemetery of Alexander Nevski monastery in St. Petersburg. It is presumed that a well-known Azerbaijani general was shot by the Bolsheviks.

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