Monday, 14 December 2009
A Kornilovite (Saida Afonina, 1994)
Kornilovites (Kornilovtsy in Russian) were the members of a division in one of the White armies, they were named after General Lavr Kornilov (1870-1918), the commander of the White resistance in the south. Kornilov led the famous Ice March from Rostov-on-Don to the Kuban, where he rallied the Volunteer Army. He fell in battle in April 1918 and was replaced by Anton Denikin (1872-1947). The Kornilovtsy were the best White unit, renowned for their bravery and discipline. They wore hats with a red top and a black band.