The cossacks of general Ruzsky


According to the caption of this press photograph, here’s a squadron of Cossacks of Army Corps of General Ruzsky, which took part in the occupation of Leopoli (today Lviv, in Ukraine). The city was captured by the Russian army in September 1914, but was retaken the following year (in June) by Austria-Hungary. At the end of World War I, the local Ukrainian population proclaimed Lviv as the capital of the West Ukrainian People’s Republic on November 1, 1918.

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