Aleksandr Kolchak

Aleksandr Kolchak

Russian admiral and explorer
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Alexander Vasilyevich Kolchak (Russian: Александр Васильевич Колчак; 16 November [O.S. 4 November] 1874 – 7 February 1920) was an Imperial Russian admiral, military leader and polar explorer who served in the Imperial Russian Navy and fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 and the First World War. During the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922 he established an anti-communist government in Siberia—later the Provisional All-Russian Government—and became recognised as the "Supreme Leader and Commander-in-Chief of All Russian Land and Sea Forces" by the other leaders of the White movement from 1918 to 1920. His government was based in Omsk, in southwestern Siberia.

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Aleksandr Kolchak was born on Monday, 16 November 1874 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was best known as a military professional. Kolchak's country of citizenship (nationality) was Russian. He died on Saturday, 7 February 1920 in Irkutsk, Russia at the age of 45. He had dark brown eyes and salt and pepper hair (color). His zodiac star sign was Scorpio.

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Aleksandr Kolchak is known for his role in the documentary Das russische Wunder I (1963) as Self.

He is also known for his role in the documentary Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (1927) as Self (aboard ship).

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