of Alexander Suvarov
of the great commanders of Russia's armies, Alexander Suvarov's
military experience went back to the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
1763, he was a brigadier-general and when Russia next took the field
- in the Polish wars of 1768-1772 - he became a major-general.
the cessation of hostilities against the Poles, Suvarov was switched
against his country's old enemy, Turkey, as the pair battled for
the Balkans. Suvarov won two major battles, at Orsova and Kosludscki,
and was asked by his ruler, Catherine the Great, to end an internal
1786 and 1795 he again put his sword to the Turks at Ochakov, Chocim
and Jassy, gaining little credit outside Russia for slaughtering
the Turks living in the three cities. He again defeated the Turkish
armies at Focsani and Rimnik.
it be against Turks, or rebellious citizens of the Russian empire,
Suvarov was uncompromising and brutal in dealing with them.
against Revolutionary France by the new Tsar
Paul I and the Second Coalition,
the elderly Suvarov showed his military ability against armies at
Cassano, Trebbia and Novi.
for the coalition, Suvarov's deputies were not up to the task and
the defeat of General Korsakov at Zurich
(2nd) forced Suvarov to abandon his positions and retreat into
great Russian leader unfairly received much of the blame for the
failed campaign and died not long after.