V. K. Abramov (Saransk, Russia). Russian General and Marshal of Finland

Russian General and Marshal of Finland

Abramov Vladimir K.,
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Head of the Department of History and Ethnography, Interregional Research Center of Finno-Ugric Studies, Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia), abramovvk@mail.ru

The article considers the activities of the outstanding military and statesman of Finland K. G. E. Mannerheim, and his attitude towards Russia. Stage by stage it examines his professional career in Russia and concludes about his honest and faithful service to the Russian Empire until its collapse. It also provides an overview of his work as Chief of the Finnish army, the regent and the President of Finland.

Keywords: Mannerheim; officer and a general of the Russian army; Russian-Japanese War (1904–1905); The First World War (1914–1918); Finnish Civil War; Winter War; The Second World War (1939–1945); Commander in Chief; the president.


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