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The subject index / Moscow Life Guards Regiment

Moscow Life Guards Regiment


Categories / Army. Navy/Garrison

MOSCOW LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT, infantry guards regiment, formed in 1811 out of the 1st Life Guards Battalion of Preobrazhensky Regiment as the Life-Guards Litovsky (Lithuanian) Regiment, in 1817 named the Moscow (Moskovsky) Life-guards Regiment, the 3rd Battalion had been transferred to Warsaw, and the new Life-Guards Litovsky (Lithuanian) Regiment was formed on its basis. It participated in the wars with France (1812-14) and Turkey (1828-29, 1877-78), in suppressing the Polish insurrection 1830-31, and in WW I of 1914-18. Two of the regiment's companies took part in the Decembrist Revolt on 14 December 1825, after its suppression were dispatched to the Caucasus, its soldiers distinguished themselves in the Russo-Persian War of 1827-28. In 1817-90 the regiment was stationed in the barracks of the local corps (90 Fontanka River Embankment), afterwards in specially built barracks (63-65 Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Avenue). The regiment's chapel was Archangel Michael Cathedral Church, (61 Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Avenue; 1905-06, architect A.G. Uspensky). In the early 1918 the regiment was disbanded.

References: Пестриков Н. С. История Лейб-гвардии Московского полка: В т. СПб., 1903-1904; Антонов Б. И. Императорская гвардия в Санкт-Петербурге. СПб., 2001.

G. V. Kalashnikov.

Persons
Uspensky Alexander Glebovich

Addresses
Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 63
Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 61
Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 65
Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 90

Bibliographies
Пестриков Н. С. История Лейб-гвардии Московского полка: В 2 т. СПб., 1903-1904
Антонов Б. И. Императорская гвардия в Санкт-Петербурге. СПб., 2001

The subject Index
Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment



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