The tactics and strategy of general G.Kh. Zass in the Caucasus

The article deals with the tactical and strategic techniques used by general Zass during his service in the Caucasus. The attention is paid to intelligence, counterintelligence and sabotage activities, as well as aspects of information war. The source base of the article consists of documents of the state archive of Krasnodar region (Krasnodar, Russian Federation), some of which were first introduced into scientific circulation. In methodological terms the study was carried out using the historical and comparative method, which allowed to identify the general and special in the activities of russian military leaders in the Caucasus. In accordance with the principles of historicism, objectivity and chronology, the events were considered in their historical sequence with the involvement of various materials. The authors conclude that the tactical and strategic techniques used by General G.Kh. Zass during his service in the Caucasus were entirely aimed at depriving the enemy of the initiative. For this purpose, the intelligence, counterintelligence and sabotage measures were widely used. General Zass gave great importance to the spread of misinformation and rumors, and used methods of psychological influence - intimidation. All of this was intended to force the highlanders to stop the practice of raiding on the russian territory, having achieved this significant success, he became one of the most active and respected generals of the russian army. Copyright © 2018 by Academic Publishing House Researcher s.r.o.

Rajović G.1, 2 , Ezhevski D.O. 3 , Vazerova A.G.4 , Trailovic M.5
Sochi State University for Tourism and Recreation
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  • 1 International Network Center for Fundamental and Applied Research, Washington, United States
  • 2 Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russian Federation
  • 3 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 4 Penza state University of Architecture and Construction, Penza, Russian Federation
  • 5 University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Caucasian war; General Zass; Service in the Caucasus; Specifics of warfare
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