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Military uniform of the Russian Empire at the beginning of the XX century


The 20th century can be called the turning point in stories the whole of the Russian state. The country then faced many unresolved issues: a tense international situation, an abundance of domestic problems (lack of established working legislation, an acute shortage of land, a lag in the development of the industrial sector of the economy). All this at times raised the society to revolt against the whole state. Nevertheless, despite the weighty political problems in the country, attention was paid to culture and etiquette. Decorative decorations of buildings and pavement tiles on the cobbled streets of the northern capital pleased the residents with their beauty. At the beginning of the 20th century, the changes affected the appearance of the soldiers of the Russian army and officers. What were they?

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Innovations of Nicholas II

Nicholas II was a fan of military art and adored military uniform. Everyone knows many pictures of the king in the parade uniform. Perhaps this is why the sovereign did not bypass the "reform" of the soldier's uniform.

  1. We single out a few nuances with which the last king of the Romanov dynasty adorned his military uniform:
  1. Exclusively in all ranks, even the lowest ones, visors were added to the caps.
  2. The officers were given galloid shoulder shoulder belt, which replaced the simple leather, introduced by Alexander II.
  3. In the southern troops ceremonial headdress was canceled. He was replaced by a usual cap with a small metal coat of arms.
  4. The officer's uniform has now become double-breasted with a colored fabric edging. He was pritalen.
  5. In the cavalry troops, each regiment was assigned its own color (blue, white and red). Peaks caps stopped painting in color. Instead, stained crown.
  6. In the auxiliary and special forces, they wore an infantry uniform.

The appearance of military uniforms changed throughout the history of the army. This was associated with general changes in fashion trends, as well as with the desire to make soldier clothes comfortable for combat.

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  1. visitor
    visitor 24 March 2014 15: 28
    I don’t understand anything, where is the article, where are the comments
  2. GRAY
    GRAY 24 March 2014 16: 11
    Hmm, I would like more detail.
    1. Azzzwer
      Azzzwer April 3 2014 22: 09
      Quote: GRAY
      Hmm, I would like more detail.
      Well, in this photo the White Guards themselves (tentatively 1919-1920 years). some elements of the form are self-sewing, in particular among representatives of the so-called Drozdovsky regiment. their difference is a white peg and raspberry thulium cap, as well as raspberry epaulettes, with white edging according to the edging.
  3. GRAY
    GRAY 24 March 2014 16: 53
    Border guard. Eagles!
  4. corn
    corn 24 March 2014 22: 23
    The author, undertaking to write such an article, could mention that in 1906 the Russian army switched to khaki gymnasts instead of white.
    Visors, harnesses, double-breasted uniform, etc. SUCH h.rnya in comparison with the gymnast of protective color.
    The author does not see the forest trees.
  5. bubalik
    bubalik 24 March 2014 22: 24
    ,,, no article, put "-"
  6. villi64
    villi64 29 March 2014 17: 25
    And where does the photo of Drozdovites? The article itself is not about anything.
  7. Leader
    Leader 30 March 2014 18: 41
    The article is consonant with the modern throwings of our "generals" about the form - just as meaningless. What's what, about what?
    And now in the army: every couple of years - another change of form, next development, another change of clothes and, at the same time, cut the budget.
    Either new cockades are introduced, or pockets on field pants are removed, and the sleeve insignia is changed ...!
    Some "fashion designers" create a form according to "fashion trends"!
    Military uniforms must create uniforms! Especially - the field! Which should be everyday!
    These Moscow MO cretins have no idea that there will be no tailor shops in the war; in our province the nearest atelier is 25 km away. What to do if the zipper breaks? Do you know how loud the Velcro crackles in the silence of the night?
    Debiloids! First they killed a bunch of soldiers on the hills of Manchuria, and then they introduced the hacks.
    So the modern army - can maintain its appearance only during the "operation in the Crimea", when everything is in the warehouse and immediately change the tat - so that the camera does not get caught.
    And if something is more serious?
  8. artgrad
    artgrad April 2 2014 00: 29
    not thoughtfully, unfinished, not a journalist ...
  9. Woland
    Woland April 19 2014 21: 27
    In my opinion, it was written well, because there really is not much truth known about those times. For example, Maxim machine guns began to enter the army only after we lost the war on the hills of Manchuria, where they proved their effectiveness. For example, during the time of Nicholas 2, the Russian army always suffered defeats, but not because of the spirit of the soldiers (and he was very strong), but because of poor ammunition.
  10. bbss
    bbss 25 November 2014 22: 06
    This is now called an article?