"…knowing him, and something of his deeds, it was impossible not to believe in greatness. In that square figure was housed a spirit of grandeur, and with his massive heroism went gentleness and modesty, even humility. He had no need to proclaim his virtue, for history would be his spokesman."
Eric Linklater on Wavell.
Yes mate you are quite correct regarding nationality and period.
However, this one seems to have a broken catch / hook in the centre when the catch would normally not be in the centre but in a similar position to the loop bar at the opposite edge.
It might be a good one as I am not an authenticy expert on WWI Russian field gear but I do know that all Russian and Soviet Russian militaria is heavily faked to a very high standard when it comes to weathering etc so I would do some research.