13th Army Corps (Russian Empire)

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13th Army Corps
Active 1877–1918
Country Russian Empire
Branch Imperial Russian Army
Part of Moscow Military District (peacetime)
Garrison/HQ Smolensk (peacetime)

The 13th Army Corps was a corps of the Imperial Russian Army, formed in the 1870s. The corps fought in the Russo-Turkish War and World War I, and was disbanded with the collapse of the Imperial Russian Army after the Russian Revolution. During peacetime, it was stationed in the Moscow Military District.


The corps was formed on 19 February 1877 in the Moscow Military District. Its headquarters was located at Smolensk before World War I. The corps fought in World War I. It was destroyed in East Prussia in late 1917 or early 1918.


On 18 July 1914, the corps included the following units.[1]


  • 2nd Army (from 2 August 1914)
  • 12th Army (15 January – 1 May 1916)
  • 1st Army (21 June – 17 July 1916)
  • 12th Army (1 August – 11 November 1916)
  • 5th Army (15 September – 16 July 1917)
  • 12th Army (to December 1917)


  • Pavel Plehve: 1905-1906
  • Alexei Evert: 1908-1912
  • Mikhail Alekseyev: 1912-1914
  • Lieutenant General Nikolai Klyuev (July – August 1914)
  • Lieutenant General Polikarp Kuznetsov (January 1916 – September 1917)
  • Major General Pavel Adzhiyev (September–October 1917)
  • Lieutenant General Anton Symon (October 1917)



  1. ^ Likhotvorik, Alexey (4 April 2015). "Московский военный округ состав" [Structure of the Moscow Military District]. grwar.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 1 March 2017. 


  • Zaleski, Konstantin (2000). Первая мировая война. Правители и военачальники. Биографический энциклопедический словарь [World War I: Rulers and Generals: Biographical Encyclopedic Dictionary] (in Russian). Moscow: Veche. ISBN 5-7838-0627-7.