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Discipline of the 431st Tikhvin Infantry Regiment during 1915-1916
Bondareva Vera Viktorovna

Director, Tikhvin Memorial Museum of History, Architecture and Art

187550, Russia, Leningradskaya oblast', g. Tikhvin, ul. Tikhvinskaya, 1

tikhvinmuseum@yandex.ru

Abstract.

The object of this research is the 431st Tikhvin Infantry Regiment of 108th infantry division. The 431st Tikhvin Infantry Regiment was created from the militia troops on June 11, 1915 (regiment of 3rd class). The subject this research is the discipline in the regiment during the first year of its existence. The goal is to characterize discipline in the 431st regiment, name the types of offences committed by the lower ranks, establish their causes, consider the problem of discipline of the officer corps, determine the factors that affected discipline in the regiment. The research is based on the analysis of documents of the 431st regiment (F. 2980) preserved in the Russian State Military Historical Archive, as well as the materials of corps court of the 43rd army corps (F. 16142). The materials of the 431st Tikhvin Infantry Regiment are revealed for the first time. The author is firs to set a task for studying the discipline of militia based on its genuine documents. The types of offences committed by the lower ranks, such as absence, disposition of property, desertion, and their causes are analyzed. The problematic of examination of discipline of the officer personnel of the regiment is demonstrated, so are the factors that affected the discipline. The research materials can be used in the generalized work on the history of Russian Army during the World War I.

Keywords: Escapes, Discipline, Officers, Lower rank, Militia, 431-th Tikhvin regiment, Russian army, world war I, unauthorized absence, non-statutory relations

DOI:

10.25136/2409-868X.2018.9.27263

Article was received:

28-08-2018


Review date:

28-08-2018


Publish date:

28-09-2018


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