Of Skobelev) to Sharikhan, about 11 miles.
A few weeks after his accession he sanctioned the annexation of the territory of the Tekke Turkomans, which had been conquered by General Skobelev, and in 1884 he formally annexed the Mer y oasis without military operations.
In December 1880 the place was attacked by 6000 Russians under General Skobelev, and after a siege of twenty-three days was carried by storm, although the defenders numbered 25,000.
MIKHAIL Dimitrievich SKOBELEV (1843-1882), Russian general, was born near Moscow on the 29th of September 1843.
The famous soldier Skobelev was probably the first European to visit the Great Kara Kul.