After much diplomatic maneuvering, this is the result:
Mobilization means war, and war has fallen upon my beloved Imperial Russian Empire. For our concerns, we have three theaters of war at the moment: the Eastern Theater, the Balkan Theater and the Caucasus Theater. Let's meet the Commanders-In-Chief (CIC) of each theater.
[color="#008000"]Eastern Front Theater[/color]
The Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich Romanov, my first cousin once removed, and affectionately nicknamed Nikolasha by the Imperial Family so as not to confuse the two of us (I am almost 12 years his junior), is not only CIC of the Eastern Front Theater, but also CIC of the entire Russian Imperial Army. Nikolasha distinguished himself in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 despite his youth (21 y.o.) and serving under his father, who was CIC. From then on, Nikolasha had a reputation as a tough commander, yet respected by his troops and his experience was really as a trainer of soldiers rather than in battle. During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, I kept Nikolasha out of the war because I needed a loyal general in command at home culminating in the Russian Revolution of 1905 (fomented mainly by newly-emancipated peasants, ethnic minorities (especially Jews, since I am an anti-Semite!), the educated classes after a relaxation of discipline in the schools and lastly by a nascent industrial-working class. A coup was imminent and the Grand Duke was the only man in Russia with enough prestige to keep the loyalty of the army. When I asked him to assume the role of military dictator he refused, drew his pistol and threatened to kill himself if I did not accept the reforms offered by Count Sergei Witte and I relented. Nikolasha also had a reputation for being a very pious man and appointing men of humble origins to positions of authority.
Nicholas Nikolaevich (3-1-1 - Strategic, Offensive & Defensive Ratings, seniority 57, politics 10, no experience and 80 maximum cohesion) is a By the Book Strategist and as CIC provides +4 CP and +1 Troop Quality when active, to all commanders of land forces. He is also an Admired Commander and provides 25% increase in the fatigue recovery rate of units under his command. Nikolasha is also Diplomatic and provides +1 CP and +1 additional CP per ability level above 1, to any stack he commands. He is fixed in Minsk for 4 turns.
[color="#8B4513"]Balkan Front Theater[/color]
Radomir Putnik, the first Field Marshall and Chief of the General Staff in the Balkan Wars of 1912 & 1913 had spectacular success against the Ottomans and was, in fact, involved in all the wars Serbia had participated in since 1876.
Radomir Putnik (5-3-4, seniority 999, politics 10, 1 star 10/30 experience and 85 max cohesion) is by far the most talented general in the Eastern Entente (EE). Unfortunately, he is located in Serbia and cannot be strategically redeployed to Russia. Evidently, he cannot hop on a plane to Minsk. I am not confident we can establish a rail line to Serbia so he will have to fend for himself at least for the beginning of the war. As a Strategic Genius, this CIC provides +1 Strategic, +1 Initiative and +5 Frontage Bonus when active, to all commanders of land forces. As a level 2 Gifted Commander, he provides +2 CP and +1 additional CP per ability level to any stack he commands. Radomir is also a level 2 Surpriser, providing a 20% chance of surprising the enemy (first fire) for the stack he commands. He is activated in Belgrade this turn.
[color="#800080"]Caucasus Front Theater[/color]
Count Illarion Ivanovich Vorontsov-Dashkov, 76 y.o, has been the Governor General of the Caucasus Viceroyalty since 1905. He also took part of the conquest of Central Asia back in the 1860's.
Illarion Vorontsov-Dashkov (2-2-1, seniority 94, politics 10, no experience and 80 max cohesion) is a By the Book Strategist and as CIC provides +4 CP and +1 Troop Quality if active, to all commanders of land forces. As a Master Logistician, he provides a 25% reduction on supply consumption to his entire stack. He is locked in Kars until attacked.