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Russian infantry regiments usually had a geographical designation in their title, like "Tula" or "Lithuania" but can this be taken as an indicator of where it recruited its men and officers from?

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15 minutes ago, DixieDivision1418 said:

Russian infantry regiments usually had a geographical designation in their title, like "Tula" or "Lithuania" but can this be taken as an indicator of where it recruited its men and officers from?


Forum member @Mikhailwill be able to give detailed advice in relation to such matters.  I’m sure he’ll be along shortly.

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13 hours ago, DixieDivision1418 said:

Russian infantry regiments usually had a geographical designation in their title, like "Tula" or "Lithuania" but can this be taken as an indicator of where it recruited its men and officers from?

When Peter the Great created Russian regular army in the end of 17th - beginning of 18th century, it was true for most of new regiments, and most recruites really served in their “native” regiments . But through the history some regiments changed their names for some reasons , the rule was changed and original sense was lost. So later and up to the Great War it became absolutely not true and moreover when in the Great War a lot of new regiments were created, they got their names absolutely chaotically…

however as usual there was very few exclusions ;)

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