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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)VD/6
TitleLetter from Prince Dolgorukov to Count Benckendorff
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Date1915
DescriptionLetter dated August 29 1915, written from Mogilev, Belarus which functioned as the headquarters of the Russian army in World War One from 1915-1917. Dolgorukov writes to Benckendorff explaining the move of the head quarters from train into the Governor's House and gives details of accommodation allocated to the Tsar and his inner circle. He writes of the administrative problems they are experiencing and comments on the mood at Stavka as a result from the change in the Supreme Command, noting that General Danilov has been given the XXV Army Corps and that General Alexeyev is obviously competent. Dolgorukov goes on to say that Voyeikov is meddling as usual and that Prince Orlov telephoned from Petrograd to advise against returning to Tsarskoye Selo for fear of possible riots. There is a proposed inspection of all senior army commanders and he states that large numbers of troops are being transferred from the south to the north.
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