On 11 October 1918 the RMSR ordered that all infantry units were to be known as strelkoiy (rifle) units. This undoubtedly harked back to the 17th century, when the Russian infantry were known as streltsi (literally 'shooters'). In theory, each rifle unit was to be identified b\ a regimental number worn in 2cm-high black letters on collar patches; there is no evidence that this order along with many others of this period -was ever implemented.

Rifle division (Diviziya) In accordance with RMSR 1'rikaz of 13 November 1918, each rifle division was to have 1,657 commanders, 56,668 other ranks, 24,338 horses, 382 machine-guns and 116 artillery pieces. In practice, such

Baltic fleet eJ them-Jefence of 1919. Some .»aIs; others (duck Tt ■./minis black tdntashka t'( <een clearly, Ume denim col-re while stripes i.. or ding to leg-great Russian ■ l Cape Hanko , Chesmah (1770) ' IS53). The af . ourse, associate with Nelson's ■an« s. (Roth legal fact, good invented tradi-fk Russian nazal of 1872 describe lines just as tit decoration'.)

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