176th Perevolochna Infantry Regiment

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176th Perevolochensky Regiment
— III —
Active 1877–1918
Country  Russian Empire
Branch Imperial Russian Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment

World War I

Mikhail Dmitriyevich Bonch-Bruyevich

The 176th Perevolochensky Regiment was a reserve infantry regiment in the Imperial Russian Army that fought during World War I as part of the 44th Infantry Division.

World War I[edit]

At the outbreak of World War I, the 176th Perevolochensky Regiment was part of the 21st Army Corps and quartered at Chernigov. Upon mobilisation, the regiment was immediately transferred to its winter barracks so that the summer camp could be used by the 316th Khvalinsky Regiment, at that time, the regiment was under the command of Mikhail Dmitriyevich Bonch-Bruyevich, who gave the troops a patriotic speech before marching them to the railway station at Kruty. Bonch-Bruyevich experienced some problems with maintaining discipline. However, he was lenient with a group of 100 soldiers who had gone AWOL and another group of drunken reservists who had tried to give a beating to Captain Kotsubinsky, the unpopular commanding officer of the 7th Company, the unit travelled via Kiev to Lutsk, whence it joined the 44th Infantry Division at Torgovitsy.[1]



  1. ^ From Tsarist General to Red Army Commander by Mikhail Bonch-Bruyevich, translated by Vladimir Vezey, Progress Publishers, 1966, pp 7-14