I met General KornilovCommander in Chief of the Petrograd command - from 18 March 1917 after his appointment as Supreme Commander in Chief. My general impression of Kornilov is as follows: he is, first and foremost, a soldier, and he doesn't understand a great deal when it comes to complex political questions. See more
During our failure at Tarnopol, General Kornilov decided to carry out executions despite the abolition of the death penalty, and nevertheless it was he, the man who actually introduced the punishment, who was offered the post of Supreme Commander in Chief.
This promotion created and strengthened in his consciousness the idea that it is not observing the letter of the law, but carrying out his duty, even if it is very severe, which will be justified and approved.