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Jozef Dowbor-Musnicki

Jozef Dowbor-Musnicki, USSR General.

Background

  • Dowbor-Musnicki, Jozef was born on October 25, 1867 in Garbow, then in Russian Poland.

  • Education

    • Educated at the Konstantinovskoe Military School in 1888. Graduated from the Academy of the General Staff in 1902.

    Career

    • Took part in the Russo-Japanese war, 1904-1905. On active service in the Russian Army during World War I. Took command of the 1st Polish Legionnaires Corps, organized by the Provisional Government in August 1917. After the Bolshevik take-over, refused to recognize the communist authorities and raised a rebellion in Byelorussia, January 1918.

      His corps, centred around Bobruisk, fought against the Red forces, commanded by Vatsietis and Pavlunovskii (both Cheka). Occupied Minsk and entered into an agreement with the German army. After Polish independence, joined the Polish army.

      Became a rival of Pilsudski, and was removed from his command, 1919. Retired soon thereafter.

    Religion

    Religion is bad because it doesn't give equal treatment to women and thus offends basic human rights.

    Views

    Communist Party of the Soviet Union is the guiding force of all socialist countries, and the nucleus of their political system.

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    Born October 25, 1867
    Died October 28, 1937
    (aged 70)
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