klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,
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Russia

Russia:

Robert Pinkerton, D.D.

London

1833

24

The military forces of Russia have also increased nearly tenfold within the last hundred years :

in 1724

they amounted to 115,000 men

1771

240,000

1808

700,000

1812

1,300,000

and at the present time they are estimated at about 900,000.

This estimate includes the whole of the military force, regular and irregular. The regular army is composed of infantry, cavalry, artillery, and engineers. The Guards consist of ten regiments of foot, and eight regiments of horse, usually stationed in and around St. Petersburg, and amount to above 40,000 men. These compose the flower of the Russian army, than which a better disciplined, better mounted, and finer body of men is not to be seen in Europe.

Tags: армия, записки иностранца о России, русская история
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