Russian Occupation of the Eastern Ottoman Empire
Beitrag von Alexander E. Balistreri in International Encyclopedia of the First World War vom 20. Oktober 2020.
The Russian occupation of the eastern Ottoman Empire entailed the wartime administration of captured territory comprising approximately 95,000 square kilometers. A military governorate-general was established in 1916; this was replaced by a commissariat-general after the February Revolution. Both administrations faced the repercussions of genocide and mass population displacement. This encyclopedia entry brings together various strands of research and presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the entire occupation period.