Lavr Kornilov, who has been one of the most prominent commanders of the Russian military history, has been one of the most discussed person due to the his activities and decisions taken throughout his life. Born in an ordinary Kazakh family and being able to rise to the rank of general, Kornilov intended to form the regime by attempting the coup against Interim Government especially between two revolutions in 1917, but he failed. Being arrested and put in jail after the coup attemption, the general managed to escape from the jail to Don provision and struggles against Bolshevik rule until the end of his life.
In this study it is investigated his life and activities of General Kornilov who lived for the sake of truth he believed till the end of his life life and activities. The archive documents and recollections of witnesses was examined with great care during the preparation process of the study. There has not been a comprehensive study before on the subject in Turkey. For this reason, it is believed that the study will fill gap in the field.
Keywords: Kornilov Affair, Russian Army, World War I, White Armed Forces, Bolsheviks, Russian Provisional Government