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Kurenkov (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich) papers
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Correspondence, speeches and writings, personal documents, printed matter, and memorabilia, relating to Russian émigré affairs, and to aspects of the early history of Russia.
A. A. Kurenkov was born in Kazan' on 13 May 1891. He studied at Kazan' Military School and began military service in the fortress at Auschwitz. During the First World War he was gassed and wounded. Thereafter he specialized in defense against gas attacks, and was promoted to command the 1st Chemical Company of the XLIV Corps with the rank of captain (1917). Demobilized in 1918, Kurenkov joined an officers' unit in Shadrinsk during the anti-Bolshevik uprisings in Siberia and the Urals in summer 1918, rising to command the 27th Verkhoturskii Siberian Rifles in 1919.
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