Armed Forces (Russia)
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Armed Forces (Russia)

One year before the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904/1905, the standing Russian army comprised approximately 41,000 officers, 10,000 military service personnel (including army dentists), and approximately 1 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks. There was provision for about 2 million reservists. Some 3 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks could thus be mobilized in the event of war.

The guard regiments had a particular role and status in the Russian Imperial Army until the end of the First World War.…

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Brand, Bettina and Dahlmann, Dittmar, “Armed Forces (Russia)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0028>
First published online: 2015



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