The Kornilov Affair
...AFFAIR The Kornilov Affair was one of the strangest episodes in the Russian Revolution. The struggle for control of the Russian government and its armed forces pitted against each other the Russian head of government, Kerensky, and the army’s commander in chief, Kornilov, in an opera bouffe of miscommunication, confusion, and frenzy. In the course of this disastrous episode, the rise to power of the Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, became inevitable. Not only did the Kornilov Affair fatally weaken the Provisional Government and its relationship with the armed force, but it effectively allowed the Bolsheviks to rearm, gain credibility, and plot their October Revolution.
Kornilov was respected... THE KORNILOV...