The Russian Officer Corps of the Manchukuo Army

  title={The Russian Officer Corps of the Manchukuo Army},
  author={Sergei Smirnov},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={556 - 566}
  • S. Smirnov
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • History
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
The officer corps of the Manchukuo Army was formed on a multinational basis in accordance with the fundamental state principle of the “common home” for the five Nations of Manchukuo. The formation of the Russian officer corps in the Manchukuo Army started with the organization of the Asano detachment in 1938. The Japanese commanders relied on émigré youth, not the Russian Imperial Army’s officers. The nucleus of the Russian officer corps was émigré activists of anti-Bolshevik organizations who… 
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