Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich

Yudenich, Nikolai Nikolayevich (nyĭkəlĪˈ nyĭkəlĪˈəvĭch yŏdyāˈnyĭch) [key], 1862–1933, Russian general. He served in the Russo-Japanese War and in World War I and after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 he took command of an anti-Bolshevik army in the Baltic states. In Oct., 1919, with some British support, Yudenich led his army against Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), but he was driven back into Estonia. He died in exile at Paris.

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