The North-Western Front (NWF) is a combined - arms operational-strategic formation ( association , front ) of Russian troops as part of the Russian Imperial Army during the First World War .
|Years of existence||July 1914 - August 1915|
|A country||Russian empire|
|Included in||Armed forces of Russia, Russian Imperial Army|
|Participation in||World War I 1914 - 1918|
|Famous commanders||Commanders in Chief, see list|
Field control of troops (armies) of the front was formed in July 1914 . The front acted against the German troops in a northerly direction. In August 1915, the field department of the Western Front was formed on its basis.
The troops of the front carried out the East Prussian operation of 1914 with the aim of defeating the 8th army from August 17 to September 15, 1914, which ended in a tactical defeat for the troops of the front of the Russian army, but was strategically a victory for Russia, frustrating the general plan of Germany and its allies for a quick victory (see Battle of Tannenberg ).
- Field Office ( headquarters )
- 1st Army (July 1914 - August 1915)
- 2nd Army (July 1914 - August 1915)
- 3rd Army (June - August 1915)
- 4th Army (June - August 1915)
- 5th Army (September 1914 - June 1915)
- 10th Army (August 1914 - August 1915)
- 12th Army (January - August 1915)
- 13th Army (June - August 1915)
Commanders-in-Chief of Front Troops (Armies)
- 07/19/1914-03.09.1914 - General from the cavalry Zhilinsky, Yakov Grigorievich
- 09/03/1914-17.03.1915 - General from the infantry Ruzsky, Nikolai Vladimirovich
- 03/17/1915 - 04/08/1915 - General Staff from the Infantry General Alekseev, Mikhail Vasilievich