Adjutant General

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Adjutant General

 

(Russian, general-ad”iutant), a high military rank in Russia from the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th. It was established by the Military Statute of 1716. In the 18th century adjutants general were in the service of the tsar, field marshals and their assistants, and full generals. They fulfilled adjutant duties and did clerical work. Adjutants general on duty managed the army personnel and decoration questions in the time of Catherine II. From the beginning of the 19th century the rank of adjutant general became one of the titles in the imperial suite. This rank came to be granted for military service and state activity.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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