General Government of Galicia and Bukovina

The General Government of Galicia and Bukovina (Russian: Галицийское генерал-губернаторство) was a temporary Imperial Russian military administration of eastern parts of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria captured from Austria-Hungary during World War I.

Coat of arms

The administration was established after the Russian victory in the Battle of Galicia, led by the commander-in-chief Nikolai Ivanov in the late summer of 1914. It did not last long and by mid-1915 Russians retreated, following the Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive led by the Central Powers overall commander August von Mackensen. During the later stages of the war, the Russian forces tried to reclaim the territory during the military operations of Brusilov and Kerensky.

Military governors and krai commissarsEdit

Administrative divisionEdit

There were four governments (guberniya) that were divided into counties (uyezdy, locally - powiats).

External linksEdit

  • World War I. Talerhof
  • Талергофский Альманах [Talerhof Almanac] (in Russian). Archived from the original on 6 January 2013: in 4 volumes - 1914-1915; 1925; 1930; 1932
  • Bakhturin, A. Yu. (2000). Политика Российской Империи в Восточной Галиции в годы Первой Мировой войны [The Politics of the Russian Empire in Eastern Galicia during the First World War] (in Russian). Archived from the original (DJVU) on 4 December 2013 – via
  • Oskin, M. Battle of Galicia. August 1914